Family Activities and Competitive Soccer Highlight The Great Lehigh Valley Soccer Festival

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Memorial Weekend event full of soccer, family friendly fun, and patriotic activities

“Soccer is the world’s most popular sport,” said Discover Lehigh Valley President, Michael Stershic. ”It’s always been a favorite sport in Lehigh Valley, as we can see from the success of previous soccer events.”

Lehigh Valley will play host to scores of soccer players, their families, and fans during the Great Lehigh Valley Soccer Festival on May 23 - 24 at the ArtsQuest™ Center at SteelStacks™ in Bethlehem and Lehigh County Sports Fields in Allentown.

Sponsored by Discover Lehigh Valley Sports, ArtsQuest™, and Lehigh Valley United, The Great Lehigh Valley Soccer Festival will feature a variety of soccer matches including U8 - U12 and U13 - U19 on the premier, elite, and select playing level over the course of the weekend.

In addition, the festival will feature a kick-off event for coaches and their guests on Friday, May 22 during registration at the ArtsQuest™ Center at SteelStacks™ at 101 Founders Way in Bethlehem. The general public is invited for live music at the Levitt Pavilion beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, May 23 - 24, will feature soccer games at the Lehigh County Sports Fields in Allentown along with additional family fun at SteelStacks™. Memorial Day Monday, May 25 features more patriotic programming at SteelStacks™.

“Soccer is the world’s most popular sport,” said Discover Lehigh Valley President, Michael Stershic. “It’s always been a favorite sport in Lehigh Valley, as we can see from the success of previous soccer events.”

Prominent throughout the weekend activities will be promotion and awareness of the Women’s World Cup in June. Once again, SteelStacks™ will play host to the Women's World Cup Soccer Fest and Viewing Party where soccer fans from all over will again gather to watch the USA and other world teams compete.

About Discover Lehigh Valley
Discover Lehigh Valley is the designated destination marketing organization (DMO) of Lehigh and Northampton counties. Its mission is to promote and develop Lehigh Valley as a leisure and business travel destination. Created in 1984, Discover Lehigh Valley assists in promoting regional tourism, an industry that generates $1.906 billion in annual revenue and accounts for more than 22,000 jobs in Lehigh Valley. For more information on Discover Lehigh Valley and its activities or to request a Lehigh Valley Official Visitors Guide, call (800) MEET-HERE, or visit the official tourism website of Lehigh Valley at DiscoverLehighValley.com.

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Additional contact
Molly Brown
Tournament Director
Cell: 484.357.4438 | Office: 610-841-0086
MBrown(at)lehighvalleyunited(dot)com

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