Leesburg, Va. (May 3, 2015) – The Mid-Atlantic region’s premier two-day soccer celebration returns this June to officially kickoff summer!
D.C. United SoccerFest, the area’s largest and most dynamic festival of fun, sun and soccer, returns to the Washington D.C., metropolitan area the weekend of June 20 and 21, 2015. Contested at Morven Park in Loudoun County (41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176), the D.C. United sponsored event welcomes both youth and adults to play in 4v4 tournaments.
“D.C. United SoccerFest provides the perfect opportunity for fans of all ages and skill levels to come together and celebrate the beautiful sport,” said Tournament Director Steve Winter of BWF Events, a division of Sage Communications. “Most players just completed their spring season and are looking forward to enjoying the summer. So what better way than with a soccer festival atmosphere filled with fun games, inflatables, promotional giveaways, vendors, bubble soccer and, of course, cheering on the Black-and-Red against New England on Sunday night (June 21).”
“D.C. United is thrilled to return as the title sponsor of SoccerFest again this year,” said D.C. United Director of Marketing Jamie Gustafson. “We look forward to engaging with the Leesburg and greater Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia community in celebrating the sport and offering an excellent experience for tournament participants and their families.”
Since 1993, D.C. United SoccerFest has offered players from across the Mid-Atlantic region the opportunity to compete in a casual, fun summer tournament that celebrates the beautiful sport. The event will consist of two days of 4 v 4, small-sided soccer, with divisions for every age (U6 through U16), gender and competitive level, including an adult division (ages 16 and older). Individual medals will be awarded to each member of first-place and second-place teams of each division.
More than just a tournament, the event offers a true soccer celebration of the sport with a festival atmosphere complete with onsite activities including instructional clinics, promotional giveaways, inflatable games, bubble soccer and vendor booths offering food, beverages, soccer items and more.
Registration is open with an early-bird fee of $215 per team in effect now throughmidnight, Friday, May 22. The cost increases to $240, starting on Saturday, May 23 until the final registration deadline of midnight, Friday, June 12. Each team is guaranteed to play in four matches, all of which will be completed in one day during one of three sessions: Saturday (7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.), Saturday (1:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.) or Sunday (8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.). Teams can also compete in more than one session, with a 15% discount offered to teams that play more than once. Out-of-town teams needing accommodations can click here to learn about special rates on local hotels.
Each participant receives one ticket to the D.C. United vs. New England Revolution match, which takes place Sunday, June 21 at 5:00 p.m. at RFK Stadium. Companion tickets are available for coaches, family and friends by contacting James Clark of D.C. United at JClark@dcunited.com or 202-587-5487.
For full information and registration, go online to www.dcunitedsoccerfest.com. Sterling Youth Soccer Association is serving as the tournament’s official host organization.