Atlanta based nonprofit, Soccer in the Streets, announced today they will host their first ever ATL Nations Cup. Soccer in the Streets is teaming up with Global Atlanta to host the event on July 2nd at Grady Stadium.
This tournament is similar to ATL Champions League tournament hosted in May, except this time, participants will be representing the countries of the world instead of clubs. The co-ed tournament will be five-a-side with ten teams. The tournament will be putting on fundraising challenge to "support soccer programs and developmental training for Atlanta's at-risk youth" according to their press release.
Following the tournament there will be an after party dubbed Beer, Cheese, Soccer. (Is there any better combination). The party will be held at Park Tavern and will celebrating the group that will be representing Soccer in the Streets at the streetworldfootball Festival '16 in Lyon France. The festival is a part of the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament that will bring together nonprofits like Soccer in the Streets from around the world to discuss how soccer can be used to help promote social change and development.
Player registration is already open for the tournament. Participation is free but participants will be required to purchase a ticket to the Beer, Cheese, Soccer after party. The Euro 2016 quarterfinal afternoon will be on at Park Tavern so there is no reason not to come out, play, and have some fun.