Got milk? regional Soccer Shootout hits Vail |

Got milk? regional Soccer Shootout hits Vail

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More than 1,400 amateur soccer players will converge on Vail’s Ford Park this weekend to vie for a qualifying regionals spot in the got milk? 3v3 Soccer Shootout 2004 National Tour.The soccer enthusiasts coming to Vail will represent many states, including Neb., Colo., Ill., Mo. and Utah. Vail will serve as one of eight regional host sites, sending the top six teams per division to Orlando for the national finals.Now in its 12th season, the 2004 national tour the largest event of its kind. After traveling to 65 markets in 36 states the April-to-August tour culminates in Orlando for the national finals.The 2005 tour will resume in late spring. All across the country, the got milk? 3v3 Soccer Shootout events have played host to a Saturday-Sunday tournament competition in a festival-like atmosphere. At each tour event, players are pre-registered and matched with other teams of similar skill levels and ages.”Vail is undoubtedly a terrific choice for a regional host site, and we’re pleased to take our event there,” said Chaney Muench, Vice President of Host Communications, Inc. (HOST), which owns and operates the tour. “The got milk? 3v3 Soccer Shootout has become a popular, annual event for many families nationwide, helping it grow into the largest amateur event of its kind. We look forward to allowing the city of Vail to share in this year’s competition.”Throughout the tour season, players and spectators have been able to take advantage of several soccer-themed special events at no extra cost. Kids of all ages have been able to “mom-inate” their moms for top honors in the got milk? Ultimate Soccer Mom contest for a chance to appear in an ad or see how good milk looks on their lips by sporting their own milk mustache in the Milk Mustache Photo Booth.For more information about the tour, including rules and the 2004 schedule, visit colorado

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