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February 9, 2023

Soccer Cup to draw hundreds

MORGAN HILL Tomorrow and Sunday more than 800 youth soccer
players will compete for the 2007 Hansen’s Natural Soda/CW Cup at
the soccer complex on Dunne Avenue.

Tomorrow and Sunday more than 800 youth soccer players will compete for the 2007 Hansen’s Natural Soda/CW Cup at the soccer complex on Dunne Avenue.

The tournament and family festival is a partnership between The CW 44cable12, the California Youth Soccer Association and the Almaden Valley Youth Soccer League Halloween Classic.

Fifty four CYSA teams will compete in multiple games.

Champions will be determined in matches Sunday afternoon in each of four CYSA division-three categories: under 12 boys, under 12 girls, under 14 boys, and under 14 girls.

The public is invited to enjoy the “Kick It! Zone” just outside the soccer complex. This festival area will feature inflatable games, prizes, information and product samples from a variety of sponsors.

Participants in this year’s “Kick It! Zone” include Hansen’s Natural Soda, Brita Filter for Good, Game Crazy, Cliff Bar, Omega Farms, Fuelers Cookies, Metro PCS, Lucille Packard Foundation and Saturn of Oakland/Fremont.

“AVYSL is honored to be partnering with The CW 44cable12 and CYSA on this incredible event,” Lela Huenergardt, AVYSL tournament director said in a press release. “Soccer is a healthy, family-friendly youth sport that creates opportunities that benefit everyone in the community and promote positive youth development. We thank all the sponsors for recognizing this and supporting a soccer weekend like no other.”

The public will have the chance to win a trip for four to see the Los Angeles Galaxy professional soccer team in action by guessing how many plastic water bottles can be prevented from going to landfill when just one Brita water filter is used instead.

Last year, Americans threw away 38 billion plastic water bottles, about $1 billion worth of plastic.

The water bottles will be displayed in a transparent tank in the Kick It! Zone. One winner will be selected at random from all correct guesses.

“We welcomed this opportunity and have enjoyed partnering with The CW 44cable12 and Hansen’s Natural Sodas for the betterment of our community,” John Murphy, chairman of CYSA said. “We also appreciate the increased visibility and awareness of the benefits to our youth of CYSA participation.”

The CW Cup Soccer Tournament is part of an ongoing campaign on The CW 44cable12 to call attention to the important role CYSA soccer plays in the lives of more than 200,000 Northern California youth.

“Youth soccer is such an important influence on young people and their entire families,” Dennis Marshall, sales marketing manager for KPIX/KBCW said. “We’re proud to make the Bay Area more aware of the great things being done by the California Youth Soccer Association.”

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