EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association reached its max capacity for the number of youth soccer teams participating in the 2017 annual Academy Sports + Outdoors Sun Bowl International Soccer Tournament and is hoping to replicate that for the 2018 tournament, which is set for June 8-10 at the West Side Soccer Complex in El Paso, Texas.
“Our job here with the Sun Bowl Association is to put on quality events for the city, and this is just another of the many events the Association produces,” said Bernie Olivas, Executive Director of the Sun Bowl Association. “As a non-profit organization our goal is to put on a great event for the community and especially for the youth of El Paso. We are working to make each event better and better and this tournament has grown from the humble beginnings of 48 teams to the nearly 200 teams that participated in 2017.”
The Academy Sports + Outdoors Sun Bowl International Soccer Tournament brings together soccer teams from El Paso, Juarez, Albuquerque, Tucson, Las Cruces, Midland, Odessa and surrounding areas to compete together in friendly competition. The tournament is open to boys and girls that range from U6 to U19.
“Teams and the community appreciate this tournament,” said Joe Daubach, the Special Events Director for the Sun Bowl Association. “It’s exciting to challenge all of our volunteers to take this tournament to the next level year after year. We strive to promote El Paso, while encouraging visitors to stay in hotels and eat in local restaurants. Teams leave with a great outlook about El Paso.”
Teams can save money by signing up for the tournament before May 10. The “Early Bird Entry Fee” is as follows:s
U6 to U8–$200;
U9 to U12 – $325;
U13 to U19 – $375.
Teams that sign up after May 10 will be charged the full entry fee. Entry fee for teams signing up after May 10 is as follows:
U6 to U8– $225;
U9 to U12 – $350;
U13 to U19 – $400.
Teams will be accepted until a bracket is complete. For more information on the 2018 Annual Academy Sports + Outdoors Sun Bowl International Soccer Tournament,
For more information about the tournament, please contact the Sun Bowl Association at 915-533-4416 or go online at www.sunbowl.org/soccer.