Everett, MA...On Saturday, July 9th, Cambridge Health Alliance will host the inaugural CHA Community Soccer Tournament at Everett Memorial Stadium. The tournament, supported by the City of Everett and Mayor Carlo DeMaria, Jr., will serve as a marquee event to highlight the city in its efforts to promote health and wellness through the Energize Everett campaign.
The all-day event, which will include eight teams and is sanctioned by MASS Soccer, will showcase some of the best amateur players in Everett and the surrounding communities. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and games start at 10 a.m. The winning team will receive a trophy, a $500 cash prize, and dinner. All participants will receive tickets to a Boston Breakers game (Women's Professional Soccer).
In addition to the competition, the event will feature an appearance by players from the Boston Breakers, kids' entertainment, food vendors, and a medical tent with information on injury prevention. Proceeds from the event will support health and wellness initiatives in the City of Everett.
"We are thrilled to do our part in extending the storied history and prestige of Everett's accomplished sports programs while, at the same time, promoting health and wellness in the community," said Eric Launer, MD, an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon at Cambridge Health Alliance.
Team members must be 18+ and all teams must register by July 1. Teams may sign up through the Everett Recreation Center at 47 Elm Street in Everett (call 617-394-2381) or visit CHA's Sports Medicine website for a registration form (http://www.challiance.org/ortho/sportsmedicine/tournament.html). The registration fee is $150 per team, payable by check or money order to Cambridge Health Alliance.
Sponsors of the CHA Community Soccer Tournament include Distrigas/Suez, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Cataldo Ambulance Service, Honda Cars of Boston, Sports Authority, Target, Boston Breakers, Boston Blazers, Boston Cannons, Aramark, Oliveira's Restaurant, DiBlasi's Cold Cut Center, the UPS Store, and OfficeMax. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Tony Manry at 617-591-4628.