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Schwan's USA CUP, presented by PUMA Newsletter
International Youth Soccer Tournament
June 2009
The Schwan's USA CUP, presented by PUMA newsletter provides the latest information and updates about the tournament.
In This Issue
From the Director
Featured Team: Thunder Bay Chill
Make New Friends with Meet-A-Team
Panoramic Blue Reunite
Tour Minnesota Attractions
Find us on Twitter!
Quick Links
Volunteers Needed for Opening Ceremonies
Pack Gifts, Eat Free!
From the Director Teri Vogt: Limited Edition USA CUP t-shirts now available
Make sure everyone knows you were at the 25th anniversary Schwan's USA CUP, with a limited edition tournament t-shirt. To ensure you get yours, pre-order the size and style you want. Plus, when you order early you will receive a $2 discount from Soccer Express, the exclusive retailer of USA CUP. Visit www.socexp.com to order now.
Featured Team: Thunder Bay Chill
Thunder Bay Chill LogoThe 2009 Thunder Bay Chill Youth Soccer Club is bringing a contingency of nine teams to Schwna's USA CUP Weekend. The group of 200 parents and 130 young male and female soccer enthusiasts are excited to be following in the footsteps of their coaches and mentors; the 2008 PDL North American Champions Thunder Bay Chill. Last year the Chill's four youth teams had a combined 15 wins and one loss in USA CUP action and move into tournament play this year with the same determination, hard work ethic and winning attitude. Get ready Blaine for the number one youth soccer club in Thunder Bay. There's going to be a Chill in the air come this July!
 
 Thunder Bay Chill Photo
Make new friends with Meet-A-Team
Meet-a-Team is an awesome, FREE activity for Schwan's USA CUP participants that allows players from across the nation or the globe to meet and share cultures.  USA CUP will match you with a corresponding team and give you their contact info.  From attending each other's games to meeting at a USA CUP dance to playing at the Schwan Zone together, Meet-a-Team doesn't have to cost any money, and you can have a great time.  What an easy way to make new friends! Participate by filling out the short Meet-a-Team form online.
Panoramic Blue Reunites for USA CUP concert
Panoramic BlueMinneapolis-based Panoramic Blue is back together to play at the 25th Anniversary Schwan's USA CUP. The band members parted ways last year to pursue other interests, and they will only be reunited for a few weeks this summer. During that time, they will play at the Schwan Fest Concert following opening ceremonies, July 21. Panoramic Blue members Mike Hughes, Matt Johnson, JJ Towner and Jeremy Sutton have written their own music in addition to playing pop/rock covers. The band has toured with the likes of Maroon 5, Everclear, Train and Sugar Ray. This is their third appearance at the Schwan Fest Concert.
Tour Minnesota Attractions
Are you in town for both tournaments and need something fun to do? Come with us to Valleyfair, Mall of America, the Science Museum or Shop till you drop on Sunday, July 19 and Monday, July 20. Fax your form to Vicki Barnes at 763-785-5699 and you'll be on your way to a day of fun!Questions? Contact Vicki at vbarnes@usacup.org. The packages include:
 
Valley Fair PhotoValleyfair Amusement Park & Whitewater Country Water Park
$36. Price includes a ticket to Valleyfair and Whitewater Country Water Park and bus transportation to and from Valleyfair. Visit the Valleyfair's website at www.valleyfair.com.
 
Shop Around Tour
-$25. Price includes a bus ride to Albertville Outlet Mall, Cabela's and Mall of America.
 
Mall of America LogoMall of America Package One
-$10: price will include bus to the mall and return transportation. Package Two-$25: price will include Nickelodeon Universe 3 hour ride pass and transportation
 
Science Museum
-$30. Price will include exhibits and Omni Theater (regular exhibits) and bus transportation to and from activity.
 
The National Sports Center and Schwan's USA CUP reserve the right to cancel tours if enough people do not sign up.
Find us on Twitter! 
Twitter LogoNew this year, the Schwan's USA CUP will post to two Twitter accounts to keep you in the loop all day long. Twitter is a free internet service that allows users to post short updates. These updates are delivered to other users of Twitter - known as followers - who have subscribed to our profile.
 
For official announcements and information, check out @usacupinfo. There you can find weather updates, schedule changes and the like. If you want the scoop on fun stuff, go to @usacupsoccer. That's where we'll tweet about celebrities, SoccerAmerica, Tournament Edition stories and activities you won't want to miss. Sign up for a Twitter account at http://twitter.com/.
 
 
Phone: 1.800.535.4730
Quick Links
Volunteers Needed for Opening Ceremonies
Want to see the Opening Ceremonies like never before? Be a volunteer! Tuesday, July 21, 2009 from 5-10 p.m. at the National Sports Center. Duties include parade and row leaders, directing parade participants, taking signs and helping with other tasks related to Opening Ceremonies.
 
Volunteers will also be provided with food and beverage. For more information or to sign up, contact Jenny Een  763-717-3235 or Abby Maxson 763.785.5678.
Pack Gifts, Eat Free
Since this year is going to be one of the largest tournaments ever, we have loads of gifts to be packed.  If you are interested in helping with gift packing, please come to the National Sports Center on Wednesday, July 15, at 5 pm. New location this year: the Schwan Center, west side of the new building, white garage door 'W'. Park in the C Fields Parking Lot.  We need 100+ volunteers to make the world's largest assembly line packing 17,000 gift bags for participants. No need to register, just show up! Dinner is provided to everyone.
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