Elite Challenge Cup Returns for 4th Annual Tournament

17 Sep, 2015

Erie Admirals to Host 140 Teams at Family First Sports Park September 26-27

The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce the 4th annual Elite Challenge Cup will be held at Family First Sports Park on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27. The annual soccer tournament is hosted by the Erie Admirals, who expect approximately 140 teams to participate from Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Canada.

The tournament will feature boys and co-ed teams ranging in age from Under 8 through Under 14. Each team is guaranteed three games.

Games will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 27. Teams will play on 18 fields at Family First Sports Park.

“Year after year, this tournament proves to be one of the premier soccer events in the region,” said Carrie Shokalook, Tournament Director for the Elite Challenge Cup. “We’re looking forward to hosting teams from far outside the Erie region, and with the help of the Erie Sports Commission, we know we can show them all this area has to offer, along with a great, competitive tournament.”

“The Erie Admirals are real pros at putting together a fantastic tournament,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “We’re looking forward to showing off our region to hundreds of young soccer players and their families.”

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The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.


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