Palm Beach County Sports Commission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2011
Contact: Kimberly Whetsel, Director of Marketing
Palm Beach County Hosts Over 100 Soccer Teams for
WEST PALM BEACH, FL –Palm Beach Soccer Academy (PBSA) will host the 4th Annual Palm Beach Cup/Matt DeOrsey Trophy Tournament, a Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) sanctioned event. The tournament will take place at PGA National Park, Burns Road Soccer Complex and Mirasol Park on May 6-8, 2011.
In 2008, the inaugural tournament hosted 30 teams competing in six different age groups. Since then, the tournament has tripled in size. In 2010, 85 teams participated with over 3,000 players and spectators visiting the Palm Beach County area. This year, the tournament is expected to expand with over 100 teams competing in 11 age groups from 8 and under through 18 and under.
Tournament play is scheduled for Friday, May 6 from 6pm-8pm; Saturday, May 7 from 8am to 6pm and Sunday, May 8 from 8am to 4pm. For additional information, visit www.palmbeachcup.com.
The tournament honors Matt DeOrsey, a PBSA coach, father and friend who passed away suddenly prior to the inaugural tournament. His dedication to the sport and the club is memorialized in the trophy awarded to the winning age-group teams.
About Palm Beach County Sports Commission
The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the county as a sports and sports tourism destination. The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the county, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues (primarily in the off-season) and maximizes utilization of county facilities. The Commission offers a full range of event service support, corporate partnerships, sponsorships and a local membership program that supports its goals. Local, regional, national and international marketing efforts are ongoing by the Commission with sports organizations and event owners. The Commission also produces sports-related programs for the residents of Palm Beach County including the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame, the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award and the Kids Fitness Festival of the Palm Beaches and awards. For more information on the Palm Beach County Sports Commission go to www.palmbeachsports.com.