BOONE—Through a collaboration between Appalachian State University and Watauga High School, the 10th Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament will be held Saturday, April 9, at the Watauga High School turf fields. Admission is free.
The event celebrates the community’s cultural diversity and is part of the annual Diversity Celebration held at Appalachian.
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 (30+), Adult (18-30), All Ladies, Co-Ed, and high school players (15, 16, 17) categories.
Youth teams in several age groups also will have an opportunity to play. The U6 (ages 5 and 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 teams for girls and boys ages 15, 16 and 17.
Youth players are required to register online. The registration deadline for the youth players is March 25. All players will receive a jersey made for the event.
The past events were made possible by volunteers from Appalachian, Watauga High School and the community with significant assistance from Appalachian’s varsity soccer teams. The organizing committee would like to thank the sponsors, supporters and many volunteers who help make the event possible.
Details and registration information are online at http://cs.appstate.edu/soccer.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, 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 more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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