Tukwila, WA - March 8, 2004 - Starfire Sports, a non-profit corporation dedicated to inspiring, encouraging and empowering youth participation in soccer, today announced that it will host pre-game training festivities as part of the April 3rd exhibition soccer match between the Seattle Sounders and La Liga Hispana All-Stars. The Training Festival will be an opportunity for game ticket holders to gain individual instruction from Seattle Sounder players, Liga Hispana All-Stars and the Starfire Training Staff prior to the 7 p.m. kick-off.
Tickets for the event are still available and can be purchased for $7 through Seattle-area outlets, including all four Soccer West locations, the Soccer Pro Shop in Burien, Maya's Mexican Restaurants, the Rodriquez Store in Burien, the Taco Loco Taqueria in Everett and Jalisco Mexican Restaurant in Seattle - or by contacting Starfire Sports at 206-431-3232 or www.starfiresports.com.
The Training Festival will feature Craig Tomlinson and Sean-Michael Callahan from the Seattle Sounders, as well as the Starfire Training staff, including former U.S. Women's National Soccer Team member, Michelle French, and University of Puget Sound women's head coach, Randy Hanson. The Liga Hispana All-Stars will also be on hand representing the best players from the 74 teams comprising the area's largest Hispanic soccer league. Julio Canessa, a former Mexican 1st Division pro team player, will be just one of many Liga Hispana All-Stars sharing their expertise.
The exhibition match, which opens the 2004 Sounders preseason schedule, has been played annually for the past four years. For more information on the Sounders preseason schedule, please call 206-622-3415 or visit www.seattlesounders.net.
Ticket Outlet Locations & Information
Soccer West - www.soccerwest.net
* Lynnwood - 425-744-2718
* Woodinville - 425-398-1475
* Factoria - 425-644-5312
* Federal Way - 253-529-0570
Soccer Pro Shop
* Burien - 206-277-7872
Maya's Mexican Restaurant - www.mayasrestaurant.com
* Kent - 253-854-9074
* Seattle - 206-725-5510
* Burien - 206-248-4998
Taco Loco Taqueria - www.tacolocotaqueria.com
* Everett - 425-257-3083
Jalisco Mexican Restaurant
* Seattle - 206-718-7472
About The Seattle Sounders
The Seattle Sounders, entering their 30th year of existence, are a professional soccer franchise that plays in the Western Conference of the 16-team A-League. The Sounder's home schedule runs May through August at Seahawks Stadium. Information on single-game and season tickets, as well as youth camps and clinics, can be found on the team's website www.seattlesounders.net or by calling 206 622.3415.
About Starfire Sports
Starfire Sports is a non-profit organization providing the opportunity for all youth to experience the positive impact of team sports through soccer programs at the premier soccer tournament facility on the West Coast. The organization operates a 54-acre family soccer complex in Tukwila, WA, which will include a state-of-the-art athletic center and outdoor stadium. The soccer complex provides a platform for Starfire's training and outreach programs and a place for youth and adult teams throughout the region to play. For further information on the company, please visit www.starfiresports.com.