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June 25, 2011 at 12:04 AM

In the community: Women’s World Cup viewings in Phinney

Here’s a post of community-related news, notes and links:

To start, the Phinney Neighborhood Association will turn its community hall (N 67th Street and Dayton Ave N) into a Women’s World Cup hub from Sunday to July 17. About 20 matches will be shown live on a 14-foot by 8-foot movie screen. Entry is first come, first serve. Suggested per-game donations are: $3 for adults, $2 for children and $10 for families. Refreshments will be available. More information here.

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— The American Outlaws will be hosting a CONCACAF Gold Cup final viewing party today at Atlantic Crossing (65th and Roosevelt). Everyone who shows up will be put in a raffle to win free beers. That will also be the prize for most patriotic-dressed supporter. Kickoff between the United States and Mexico is at 6 p.m.

— The Sounders Women (3-5-1) split a pair of games in Colorado, losing 1-0 to the Rush and beating the Force 2-1. The W-League Final 4, to be played at Starfire, is only about a month away.

— Some news from the Tacoma Tide. The team will be moving its final three home games (July 8 vs. Vancouver, July 10 vs. Abbotsford, July 22 vs. Crossfire) from the Stadium Bowl to Curtis High School. The future of an international friendly against Port Vale FC will be announced later.

“We regret any inconvenience this might cause our fans, families and players,” said Tide owner Mike Jennings in a press release. “However, we were not able, after months of trying, to get Tacoma Public Schools to understand our needs as well as to grasp the going rate for stadium rentals in greater Puget Sound. We were led to believe by the district athletic and community partnership offices that they both valued a partnership with us and understood our limitations and were going to work with us to adjust a rental rate appropriate for this region. Unfortunately, we have no agreement and must move on.”

— Here’s an interesting look at attendance numbers for local PDL teams.

— The academy playoffs are currently going on in Frisco, Texas. Sounders FC’s U-18s won their first game 9-2 against Seacoast United. The U-16s play their first match Saturday. Games go through Tuesday.

— Korrio, a local developer of the sports automation platform Playflow, has partnered with the Emerald City Football Club. That adds 20+ teams and 300+ players to the enterprise.

The company also revealed the results of the first annual Korrio Youth Soccer Leadership Survey. The results? “Survey findings reveal that essential volunteer workload is at an all-time high during a time that volunteer commitment is waning. Concurrently, parental commitment to their children’s soccer teams is stronger than it has been in years, and youth soccer leaders indicate that good sportsmanship on the fields and appropriate parent behavior on the sideline has never been better.”

Here’s a link with more information.

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Feel free to send me your community-related news and I’ll do my best to post them in the next update.


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