While the world celebrates soccer, West Seattle Cup will, too

January 22, 2014 at 9:53 am | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 5 Comments

You know West Seattle loves soccer – from the hundreds of kids in local leagues, to the grownups who play pickup games every weekend, to the pro-soccer fans who fill the Water Taxi in the summer, headed for the stadium downtown. Alki Elementary kindergarten teacher Terry Kegel is hoping to get the community together – all ages – this June for a new way to celebrate not only the sport, but each other. The video above is a trailer of sorts, and he shares it with this announcement:

In June 2014, as billions of fans from around the world tune in for the kickoff of the FIFA World Cup, our neighborhood will host a soccer tournament of its own. The West Seattle Cup will bring together hundreds of parents and children representing different countries to celebrate soccer, culture, and community. Players, fans, and volunteers: visit www.westseattlecup.org to learn how you can join the fun!

We’re all on the same team!

The West Seattle Cup aims to engage and build community by creating opportunities to play, teach, learn, and connect across generational and cultural differences. Our neighborhood is strongest when we know each other and work together. We invite you, children and parents, to join our team and celebrate soccer, culture, and community. Come play!

Registration isn’t open yet, but Terry is starting to get the word out now. You can get on the mailing list for pre-registration announcements by going here.

5 Comments

  1. Sounds fun! I just wish my soccer-loving four-year-old and I could participate — too bad the cutoff age is 5!

    Comment by Ben — 4:29 pm January 22, 2014 #

  2. Love the video trailer. Looking forward to seeing the event materialize. Wonderful idea.

    Comment by Bernice — 5:17 pm January 22, 2014 #

  3. This is so cool! Great, innovative way to get families moving and thinking about local and global communities. We need activities that connect us.

    Comment by GenHill — 6:53 pm January 22, 2014 #

  4. So proud of Mr. Kegel, Mr. Vargas (who is an AWESOME coach to my son) and all the other Alki community members who are putting this together. West Seattle ROCKS!

    Comment by Rogers Clan — 8:23 pm January 22, 2014 #

  5. Great Job! Will be following the event. To Mr Kegel and The Team the Children & Parents keep kicking. Trudy.

    Comment by Trudy Kühl RSA — 1:28 am January 23, 2014 #

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