The Smith River Sports Complex (SRSC) in Martinsville, Virginia, is excited to announce it will be hosting the 2017 Bassett Bengal Bash Soccer Jamboree this Saturday, March 4. The seventh annual event will bring 40 boys and girls varsity and junior varsity soccer teams to Martinsville.
"The Bengal Bash is a very important event for regional high school soccer," Houston Stutz, SRSC Director of Marketing, said. "There's no other jamboree or tournament that brings this many high school teams together at one facility and we couldn't be more excited to be the host of such a great event."
For most of the squads, it will be their first opportunity to take the field against other teams in live action, which also means it will be the first chance local fans can see Piedmont District teams in action.
From the Piedmont District, Bassett, G.W. Danville, Magna Vista, Martinsville and Patrick County will be participating.
Games will kick off at 9 a.m. and are scheduled to begin every 45-50 minutes. The final set of games will begin around 6:00 p.m. Due to the pre-season jamboree format, games will consist of just one half. Varsity matches will last 40 minutes, while junior varsity matches will be 35 minutes. Each team is scheduled to play at least three opponents throughout the course of the day.
Admission to the jamboree will be $7 for all attendees ages 5 and older. Tickets will be good for the duration of the event and re-entering is allowed.
For more information or a full schedule of games, visit SmithRiverSportsComplex.com/Tournaments, call 276-638-5200, ext. 2, or email hstutz@SmithRiverSportsComplex.com. Also be sure to follow the Smith River Sports Complex on Facebook and Twitter @SmithRiverSport for the latest news around SRSC.
List of Participating Teams:
JV Boys: Bassett, Brookville, G.W. Danville, Magna Vista, Patrick County, Pulaski County, Rustburg and William Fleming.
JV Girls: Bassett, Carroll County, Martinsville, Patrick County, Staunton River and William Fleming.
Varsity Boys: Altavista, Bassett, Brookville, Brunswick, Chatham, Dan River, Floyd County, Galileo, G.W. Danville, Magna Vista, Patrick County, Pulaski County, Rustburg and William Fleming.
Varsity Girls: Altavista, Bassett, Carroll County, Chatham, Dan River, Floyd County, Magna Vista, Martinsville, Patrick County, Rustburg, Staunton River and William Fleming.
The Smith River Sports Complex's mission is to fulfill the community need for diverse sports opportunities, enhance the visibility and image of the Martinsville-Henry County area and, through sports tourism, bring additional revenues to support local businesses and boost economic growth in the region.