2012 Lowell World Cup
Brought to you by the International Institute of New England
Formerly the One Lowell World Cup
On Saturday, August 4th, the International Institute of New England hosted the 2012 Lowell World Cup at Cawley Stadium in Lowell. Twelve local teams competed in the sweltering heat, representing Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Jamaica, USA, Portugal, Mexico, Honduras, Ireland, Argentina and Uganda. Families and friends came to watch back-to-back games of competitive soccer and cheer on their favorite teams. In the end, after eleven hours of competition under the scorching sun, the weather turned stormy and Brazil and Canada came out as co-champions of the 2012 Lowell World Cup. Earlier, Portugal and Ireland battled it out in the penalty kick shootout for third place, with Portugal edging out Ireland for the third place trophy.
Roman Cruz was also a winner when his name was drawn for the amazing door prize, donated by the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation: 4 club tickets and pregame field visits for a Revolution game! Kids were busy, too, with fun activities throughout the day and exciting youth soccer games in the afternoon. The day also featured the popular Penalty Kick Challenge for Kids, sponsored by BJ’s Wholesale Club, which gave kids a chance to shoot on a Revs Academy goalie. Congratulations to local players Galen Lewis, Joselito Lopez and Will Brown, who won first, second and third place, respectively.
Throughout the day, everyone enjoyed delicious food from local vendors Delicias Paisas and Big Daddy’s Pizza and More, as well as refreshing juices from a graduate of the International Institute’s microenterprise program, Magbe Savane of Makomas juices. We were also excited to see a reporter from the Lowell Sun at the tournament, which ran this great article afterwards. Overall, it was a day for bringing together the diverse communities of greater Lowell through a shared love of soccer. We hope that all the players, coaches and spectators enjoyed the event as much as we did. And special thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers! Without their support, this event would never have happened. The proceeds from this event directly support the Institute’s youth and education programming and services for new Americans in Lowell and all around New England.
You can check out pictures from the event on our Facebook page.
This great event would not have been possible without the support of our partners in the community. Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors:
Anastas Advertising, Angkor Fashion, Bangkok Market, Carolyn Benedict-Drew & Tom Drew, Bopha Wedding Clothes, Carbon Colors, Crown Trophy, Zoltan & Cristina Csimma, Daisy’s Hair Salon, Fred C. Church Insurance, Monica Grewal & Jeffrey W. Ruberti, PhD, Taeiss & Ross Haghighat, Lucky Asian Market, Lena Mao, Harsha & Pinakin Mehta, Theo & Lisa Melas-Kyriazi, Mongkot Pich, NMTW Community Credit Union, Chhan Oeur, Super Wash Laundromat, The 99 Store, Trang Beauty Salon, UMass Lowell, 7 Video
Calling all volunteers! Whether you’re interested in donating a few hours of your time on the day of the tournament or working with us to plan a successful event, we have a volunteer opportunity just right for you or your group! For information on different volunteer positions or connecting your group with the Lowell World Cup or the International Institute, click here or contact Domino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-695-9990 x138.
Become a Sponsor
Sponsorship Opportunities: This one-day sporting event is a great opportunity for your company to reach a large, multicultural population, and the greater Lowell community. Funds raised from the Lowell World Cup will directly impact the International Institute of New England, particularly its youth and education programs in Lowell. For more information on sponsorship levels and benefits, contact Kate O’Donnell, email@example.com or Domino MacNaughton, firstname.lastname@example.org or please call 617-695-9990 x138.
Register Your Team
Is your team interested in playing in the Lowell World Cup? Team managers can find the Application and the Tournament Rules, including information on the game day schedule, winnings, and tournament requirements.
DEADLINE FOR TEAM ENTRY and DEPOSIT: FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
Please return ALL forms to Josue Cisneros, Tournament Manager, by FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012. Questions about team entry or tournament schedule? Please contact Josue at 508.843.0422 or email@example.com for more information.