NEWS | August 8, 2019

Street Soccer USA National Cup returns to Sacramento

More than 300 homeless players will be among the competitors

(SACRAMENTO)

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.

UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky (far left) joined Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg (second from left), Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen (second from right) and Street Soccer USA representatives in welcoming the National Cup back to Sacramento. UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky (far left) joined Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg (second from left), Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Hansen (second from right) and Street Soccer USA representatives in welcoming the National Cup back to Sacramento.

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.”

Street Soccer USA is a national nonprofit that aims to fight poverty and strengthen communities through soccer. To learn more, visit Street Soccer USA National Cup Sacramento.

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