The International Youth Soccer Tournament, sponsored by the Santa Monica Sister City Association, will be held Wednesday through Friday, July 29th through 31st at Santa Monica College’s Corsair Field and the playing fields at John Adams Middle School in Santa Monica.

The tournament will bring together teams from Los Angeles, Santa Monica and its Sister City in Italy, and will provide opportunities for youths to exchange friendship through soccer games.

Under the leadership of SMC President Dr. Chui Tsang, who is chairing the Tournament Organizing Committee, and Sister City Association President Joseph E. Deering, the tournament will feature teams from Santa Monica High School, L.A.’s Korean, Japanese and Salvadoran communities, and a team from Cassino/Sant’Elia Fiumerapido, Italy. The games are free and open to the public.

A welcoming ceremony is scheduled at noon July 29th at John Adams Middle School’s Boys & Girls Club Pavilion, 2425 16th St., Santa Monica and an awards banquet will be held July 31st at the SMC Quad, 1900 Pico Blvd.

Other tournament sponsors are the City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, Santa Monica Rotary Club, Santa Monica Kiwanis Club, Santa Monica Sister City Foundation, Santa Monica Daily Press and many individuals.

The motto of the Santa Monica Sister City Association is “Peace in the World – One Person at a Time.” The association aims to educate, foster and encourage youths from all over the world.

For information and schedules of each game, (310) 393-0701 or www.santamonicasistercity.org/.

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