BOONE—The 9th Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament will be held Sunday, April 12, at the Watauga High School turf fields. The event is a collaboration between Appalachian State University and Watauga High School to celebrate the community’s cultural diversity. The tournament also is part of the annual Diversity Celebration held at Appalachian. Admission is free.
Adult teams will be comprised of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members representing many foreign countries. This year’s adult games will be held in the GURUS (age 30+), Adult (ages 18-30), All Ladies, Co-Ed and Watauga High School (ages 15, 16, 17) categories.
Youth teams in several age groups will have an opportunity to play as well. The U6 (ages 5, 6), U8 (ages 7, 8), U10 (ages 9, 10), U12 (ages 11, 12), and U14 (ages 13, 14) boys and girls teams will be comprised of players from the community. There are two all-girls and all-boys games for players ages 15, 16 and 17.
Youth players are required to register online. The registration deadline for the youth players is March 27. All players will receive a jersey made for the event.
The organizing committee would like to thank the sponsors, supporters, and many volunteers from Appalachian, Watauga High School and the community who help make this great event possible.
Details and registration information are at http://cs.appstate.edu/soccer.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the Southeast, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls nearly 21,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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