Next Saturday, August 8, 2015 will be the 1st Annual Great Smoky Mountain 3v3 Soccer Shootout. This will be a day truly geared to the community of Haywood County NC and REALTY WORLD-Heritage will host the tournament. This tournament's main focus is to raise Scholarship money for Haywood County School kids on the reduced lunch program to play youth sports. It all began when one of the owner's of REALTY WORLD-Heritage met a mom who's son loved to play soccer. A question was asked if her son was going to the Tetra Brazil Soccer Camp, help at the Waynesville Recreation Center. The mom replied, she was a single mom and could not afford the registration fee. This was very sad to hear because her son would've loved to have gone to camp to improve his skills.
This interaction started our minds turning at REALTY WORLD-Heritage to figure how we can help out other families & kids that was in a similar situation. This is how the Great Smoky Mountain 3v3 Soccer Tournament evolved. So it was decided we needed to take charge to promote youth sports in Haywood County for kids that want to play, but their families can not pay. All the Team registration fees will go directly to the Haywood County School Foundation to fund Scholarships focused only on youth sports.
This year's event will have bouncy houses, face painting, game booths & most of all high scoring games. Each team will only have 3 players on the field at all times, however they can have up to 6 kids on their roster. This 3v3 soccer tournament in the mountain of Maggie Valley NC is open to all kids U6-High School. Team Registration fee is $125. Each registered team will play a minimum of 3 games, then will have to win to stay in the tournament. Each division will have a team champion. The top 4 teams of each division will qualify for Disney's 3v3 National Championships on Jan 16-18, 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. Our tournament will also qualify the top 4 teams in each division for the 3v3 Challenge Tour National Championships next summer, also in Orlando, FL.
To Register or for more information, visit, http://www.GreatSmokyMountain3v3.com
REALTY WORLD-Heritage would especially like to thank all the sponsors & teams that are participating this year. Sunburst Trout Farm, Haywood Pediatrics, Amy Spivey-Realtor, Yarrington Physical Therapy, Jeremy Phillips with Edward Jones, Fur, Stonebridge Campground, Dr. David Peterson, Dr. Naj Ghaussy, Kim's Pharmacy, Strick Fitness, Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontic Specialists, Town of Maggie Valley, Oldtown Bank, and Haywood County Tourism Development Authority