Here’s the release with information on the championships:
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Sounders FC Corporate Cup Championships This Sunday, 8/8
Microsoft, Sounders FC Front Office and Starbucks dominate qualifying play to secure their spot in the championship round this Sunday, August 8th on Xbox Pitch @ Qwest Field
SEATTLE – At the conclusion of a sun-soaked, July 24th weekend at Starfire Sports, four teams (two men, two co-ed) had advanced out of qualifying play against an impressive field of local companies including: Amazon.com, Boeing, Expedia, Microsoft, Puget Sound Energy, Soccer West, Sounders FC Front Office, Starbucks & UPS. Photos | Match Results
To win the Cup, Microsoft will now clash with Starbucks (Men’s bracket) and Microsoft will also take on Sounders FC (Co-Ed bracket) in front of a raucous, corporate-supporter crowd (expected 400+). The event is open to the public, and a suggested $5 admission at the gates will go to benefit America SCORES Seattle. Each donation comes with a raffle ticket to win prizes and an opportunity to shoot a penalty kick between charity matches for an Xbox 360. Discounted parking is available at the Qwest Field North Lot ($10 for event attendees).
When: Sunday, August 8, 2010
Where: Xbox Pitch @ Qwest Field – North West Gate| Sections 134 – 136
What: Co-Ed & Men’s Championship Matches
9:00 am – Northwest Stadium Gate Opens
10:00 am – Men’s Final (Microsoft vs Starbucks)
11:30 am – Men’s Champion Trophy Presentation
12:00 noon – Co-Ed Final (Microsoft vs Sounders FC)
1:00 pm – Co-Ed Champion Trophy Presentation
1:15 pm – Raffle Drawing & Penalty Kick Shootout Contest
2:00 pm- Co-Ed Third Place Match (Expedia vs Soccer West)
About Seattle Sounders FC Corporate Cup 2010
The Seattle Sounders FC Corporate Cup brings Pacific Northwest corporations together for soccer and corporate networking, all while raising money for Sounders FC charity partner, America Scores Seattle. The three-part event gives corporate employees a taste of the professional soccer life. Corporate soccer players will party with the Sounders at a pre-tournament event (7/23), play qualifiers at the Sounders FC training grounds (7/24 – 7/25) and hope to advance to the championship match on Xbox Pitch @ Qwest Field (8/8) – www.sounderscorporatecup.com.
Soccer for a Great Cause – America SCORES Seattle
America SCORES Seattle’s after-school program empowers students using soccer, writing, creative expression and service-learning. With teamwork as the unifying value, SCORES inspires over 200 youth in six Seattle elementary schools to lead healthy life-styles, be engaged students, and become agents of change in their communities – www.americascores.org/#/seattle.