The Atlanta International Soccer Fest 2010 (www.atlsoccerfest.com) is underway to coincide with the soccer matches of the 2010 FIFAWorld Cup South in South Africa. Included in the events are game-viewing parties at local restaurants and sports bars, as well as a soccer tournament on Saturday, June 12, between 20 international organizations based in Atlanta. Donations from all events will be given to SOS Children’s Villages, with some of the monies going to SOS’ Haiti relief efforts.
Tomorrow’s soccer tournament between many bi-national Chambers of Commerce, Consulates, the World Trade Center Atlanta, and community organizations will be held at Atlanta Silverbacks Park, 3200 Northcrest Road, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation to SOS Children’s Villages, kids 12 and under, free.
Twenty teams representing countries from Argentina to Canada, Switzerland to South Africa, the U.S. and more will be competing throughout the day. Silverbacks Park will offer food and beverages for purchase. At 2:00 p.m. the tournament will take a break for viewing the U.S. vs. England game of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on large-screen TVs. Come root for your favorite countries and support SOS Children’s Villages.
Also happening tomorrow is the Atlanta International Soccer Fest Family Event at Cabbagetown Park, 701 Kirkwood Ave., from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be soccer skills competition for youth, bounce house, vendors, music, V-103 and davefm appearances, food vendors and more. The 10 a.m. 2010 FIFA World Cup South game with Nigeria vs. Argentina and the 2 p.m. U.S. vs. England game will be shown on a large-screen TV.
Soccer fans can also view games at various restaurants and pubs throughout the World Cup season including Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead, Fox Sports Grill in Atlantic Station, J.R. Crickets in Buckhead, Luckie Food Lounge in Downtown, Milltown Arms Tavern in Cabbagetown, Mellow Mushroom on Roswell Road, Ormsby’s on the westside and STATS in Downtown. Additional participating Atlanta restaurants to be announced on www.atlsoccerfest.com.