SOURCE: United States Power Soccer Association

United States Power Soccer Association

October 23, 2009 08:00 ET

International Power Soccer Tournament to Be Held Today and Saturday at the Suwanee Sports Academy

Power Soccer Is a Competitive Sport for Power Wheelchair Users

SUWANEE, GA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2009) - The Americas Champions Cup will feature the best Power Soccer club teams in the USA and Canada during a two day tournament. Power Soccer (named Powerchair Football internationally) is one of a few competitive team sports for power wheelchair users. It's a dynamic new way to play the game of soccer -- with guards to cover a player's feet and an oversized ball. The event is being hosted by the Fernando Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Duluth, GA, committed to the growth of powerchair football in the US and abroad.


WHEN:    Friday, October 23, 2009 and Saturday, October 24, 2009
         9:00 am on Friday -- Opening Ceremonies
         4:00 pm on Saturday -- Championship Game
         Two games will be played each hour from 10 am - 4 pm on Friday
         and 8 am - 4 pm on Saturday

WHERE:   Suwanee Sports Academy
         3640 Burnette Rd., Suwanee, GA 30024-2191, (770) 614-6686

WHO:     The teams competing are the Atlanta Synergy, Ball State Cardinals,
         Circle City Rollers, Sudden Impact, Vancouver Lightning,
         Team Quebec, North Shore Eagles, and Okanagon Thunderchairs from
         Atlanta, Indianapolis, Vancouver, Quebec and British Columbia.

The inaugural Americas Champions Cup is organized by FIPFA and teams from the US Power Soccer Association (USPSA) and Powerchair Football Canada (PFC), both members of FIPFA, are participating. The tournament is being held to provide international match experience for players, coaches and referees in FIPFA's America's Zone, and also preparation for the Powerchair Football World Cup in 2011.

For additional information about Power Soccer visit www.FIPFA.org. For information about the Americas Champions Cup contact Kim Salewski, 678.656.4600 (cell) or 770.622.2121 x246 (office) or ksalewski@fernandofoundation.org.

Contact Information

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    Amy Riemer
    Media Relations
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    978-502-4895 (cell)
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