Chapman kicks off youth soccer tourney


Continuing its partnership with community youth, Chapman Automotive is sponsoring the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club during the Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase today through Monday at the Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex.

More than 450 youth teams from Mexico, Brazil, Australia and Canada will participate in the event.

This is the second tournament a longtime advocate of community youth sports has supported through its partnership with the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club.

“This is a great event, bringing high-caliber youth soccer teams to our valley,” Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram General Manager Don Hamrick said. “It’s exciting for us to be a part of, and we’re proud to align Chapman’s brand with events that matter both to us and to our community.”

The weekend’s activities will include a live radio remote, photo booth and the “Kick It to Win It Chapman Challenge,” which gives participants the chance to win logoed Chapman soccer balls.

Also, two guests will win a trip for two to see the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer play in Denver.

“Chapman is a longtime supporter of youth sports and it’s great to see teams from all over the world come here to our city,” said Gary Brewer, general manager of Chapman Chrysler Jeep in the Valley Automall.

The tournament gives an opportunity for youth teams to play before college coaches and recruiters from many regions in a world-class field specifically constructed for soccer by the city of Las Vegas.

The tournament is offered to male and female players ages 14-19. As one of Las Vegas’ largest annual events, the tournament brings an estimated $10 million into the local economy.

“Our joint partnership with Chapman and the city of Las Vegas has made an impact on the growth of our club,” said Gary Soresman, executive director of the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club. “We are grateful to have Chapman on board once again to add some exciting elements to this year’s tournament and we encourage the community to come on out and have some fun with us.”

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club is a nonprofit organization striving to aid players who attend its year-around program, structured by a nationally recognized coaching staff. For more information, visit www.downtownlvsc.com or call 702-258-0279.

Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram sells and services new and used vehicles and is at 3175 E. Sahara Ave. at Mojave Road. The dealership can be reached at 702-457-1061 or by visiting the website at vegasdcj.com. Follow Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram on Facebook and Twitter.

Chapman Chrysler Jeep sells and services Chrysler and Jeep vehicles at its Valley Automall location in Henderson. It can be reached at 888-207-1687 or online at chapmanchryslerjeep.com. Follow Chapman Chrysler Jeep on Facebook and Twitter.

Chapman Value Center, on Boulder Highway just south of Sahara Avenue, sells and services new and used vehicles. Chapman Value Center is the home of Victor Valenzuela and the “El Jefe Dice Menos” show. Victor broadcasts weekly specials from 11 a.m. and noon Saturdays on each of the Hispanic TV networks. The dealership can be reached at 888-299-0170 and at chapmanvalue center.com.

Chapman Warm Springs sells and services vehicles selectively chosen from every one of Chapman’s 26 Southwest locations. Lawrence Ennis can be reached at 702-338-5900 or online at lawrence ennis.com.

All dealerships are open for sales from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Parts and service are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club.

Participating teams are guaranteed four games, and 18 tickets to Sunday’s Las Vegas ProSoccer Challenge. Individual awards are offered for first and second place.

 

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