Atlanta International Soccer Fest 2012
“The Atlanta International Soccer Fest (AISF) is the signature fundraising event of the Atlanta Committee for SOS Children’s Villages USA. The goal of AISF is to build awareness and raise funds for SOS Children’s Villages using the global appeal of the game of soccer to build solidarity amongst the Metro Atlanta community, and to garner support for this international non-profit for orphaned and neglected children.
SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, non-governmental social development organization (501c3) that has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since its foundation in 1949 in Austria. Operating in 132 countries, SOS Children’s Villages provides long-term family-based care for more than 85,000 children who have been orphaned, abandoned or whose families are unable to care for them. To help prevent child abandonment, and to aid families struggling within a cycle of poverty and disease, SOS Children’s Villages supports another 600,000 children and their families through family strengthening programs and educational, medical and social outreach initiatives. For more information about SOS Children’s Villages, visit www.sos-usa.org.
The Georgia Soccer is pleased to invite your team to apply to the Publix Atlanta Cup – Labor Day weekend, September 1-3, 2012. Now in its 34th year, the tournament has become one of the premier tournaments in the country.
The Publix Atlanta Cup is open to select teams, registered and in good standing with their US Youth Soccer or US Soccer Affiliated Association. Age groups for this years’ tournament are u10, u11, u12, u13, u14, u15, u16, u17, u19 for boys and girls. Adult 7v7, College Intramural, and College Club Team 11v11 divisions are also available in 2012.
TEAMS & GUEST PLAYERS:
Teams will be grouped according to past playing record to make the most competitive divisions possible. The Publix Atlanta Cup Committee alone determines final placement. The Committee uses many factors when ranking teams including league playing division and record, State Cup and tournament results, USA Rank ranking service, etc.
All players must by registered for Fall ’12 -’13. A player may play for only one team during the tournament. A maximum of 3 guest players per team is allowed (2 guest players for teams playing 6v6 and 8v8). Guest players must be registered and have a current ’12-’13 player pass ”
Entry forms Due – June 2012
Team Acceptances – July 2012
Team Check-In – August 31
Round-Robin – September 1-2 @ 8:a.m (3 round games)
Semi-finals – September 2 @ 8 a.m. (2 round games)
Championship Monday- September 3 @ 2 p.m. (1 final game)
Teams that require lodging are required to stay in Publix Atlanta Cup approved hotels. Reservations will be handled by Connections, our tournament housing company.All hotel information will be available on our website listed below or you can call Connections at 404-842-0000 or 800-262-9974.
No matter the level at which your team will be competing this Fall, the Publix Atlanta Cup is the perfect kickoff to your successful Fall season, so come and join this event!