For the second straight year, UC Davis Health is joining Sacramento Republic FC in sponsoring the Street Soccer USA National Cup. The Sept. 6-8 event will bring participants from throughout the U.S. to Sacramento’s Capitol Mall between 8th and 9th streets to play on specially-made pop-up soccer pitches.
Players of all ages and backgrounds will compete in fast-paced matches in Youth, Corporate and Open Cup divisions. The highlight is the Social Change National Cup, where more than 300 homeless or formerly homeless players will represent their cities and compete for a chance to play for the U.S. at the 2020 Homeless World Cup in Finland.
“We’re proud to be partners with Street Soccer USA and the Sac Republic FC in celebrating soccer, promoting healthy living and building a community that offers sports, recreation and health for everyone,” said David Lubarsky, CEO of UC Davis Health. “Exercise is a key part of remaining healthy throughout a long life.”