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Mayor Kasim Reed to Kick Off Third Annual Soccer Festival

Post Date:10/06/2017 12:10 PM

Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Anne Torres, Director
404-330-6423, office
404-904-2618, cell
amtorres@atlantaga.gov

Christina Cruz-Benton, Press Information Officer
404-546-1465, office
404-807-2438, cell
ccbenton@atlantaga.gov

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2017

 Media Advisory

Mayor Kasim Reed to Kick Off Third Annual Soccer Festival

WHO:

Mayor Kasim Reed
Office of Immigrant Affairs
Soccer in the Streets
Atlanta United FC 

WHAT:

Mayor Kasim Reed will join the Office of Immigrant Affairs to kick off the third annual Atlanta Soccer Festival. This community-building soccer festival will feature free pickup games and clinics by Soccer in the Streets, an organization that empowers underserved youth through sports-based training, character development, mentoring, and employability programs.

The Soccer Festival brings together culturally- diverse communities from the Atlanta metro area which will have the opportunity to play soccer and directly engage with City of Atlanta employees from more than 16 different agencies. The goal is to increase trust and positive rapport in a family and community setting. 

Last year’s festival brought together more than 500 attendees which included Atlanta residents, visitors and community organizations, with 19 different languages spoken.

WHEN:

Saturday, October 7, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - Mayor Kasim Reed will deliver remarks and award team medals.

WHERE:

Georgia State University Football Practice Field 
188 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit http://www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Reed on Facebook and Twitter @Kasim Reed

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