Dayton Human Relations Council

Dayton World Soccer Games returns Saturday, Sept. 16

Release Date: Friday, September 1, 2017
Contact: Lamonte Hall, Recreation and Youth Services, 937-333-3393
The sixth annual Dayton World Soccer Games will bring up to 20 teams to the Action
Sports Center (1103 Gateway Dr.) on Saturday, Sept. 16, for a day-long tournament
celebrating Dayton’s diversity.

A parade of nations starts the day at 8:30 a.m. Youth and adult matches begin at 9:30 a.m.
Spectators are welcome; admission and parking are free (bring sports seating for your own use).
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Since 2012, the Dayton World Soccer Games tournament has united Dayton’s immigrant and native-born
communities in the spirit of inclusiveness, good sportsmanship and enjoyment of the world’s most
popular sport. The tournament sprang from Welcome Dayton, Dayton’s immigrant friendly city
Last year, 16 teams participated in the day-long event, including teams representing European,
African, Middle Eastern, Asian, Latin American and North American nations/communities.
For more information, go to or call 937-333-8400.

The Dayton Department of Recreation and Youth Services produces the tournament. Sponsors include
Dayton International Airport, the Dayton Department of Water,
NAACP, DASA Youth Soccer and Kettering Sports Medicine.

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