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Healthy kid initiatives: 1st Annual Jogo Bonito Soccer Tournament and Carnival

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Just recently, Brazilian Soccer Training Center (BSTC) which is a well-known soccer school located in Aventura, Florida and ABTS Convention Services (ABTS), a global company specializing in medical conferences worldwide, announced the 1st Annual Jogo Bonito Soccer Tournament and Carnival on March 15-16, 2014 at Highland Oaks Park in Aventura, FL to raise funds to support soccer scholarships for children. For ABTS, this pro-bono event is part of their 2014 community goals which include encouraging healthy living for children.

“We hope to help Brazilian Soccer Training Center grow in way that benefits the community through local events and increases participants in youth soccer programs” says Davide Veglia, President of ABTS Convention Services. “Soccer has always been a passion of mine and I am excited to have the opportunity to partner with Brazilian Soccer Training Center on future events”.

18 South Florida youth soccer teams ranging from age groups U9 through U10 participated in the Tournament; the carnival was open to the general public, featured bounce house, rock wall, face painters, a dunk tank and much more. Several nonprofits, including American Diabetes Association, had the opportunity to set up a booth onsite to distribute informational materials on healthy living. Commissioner Sally Heyman arrived with her coffee truck to hand out free beverages and opened the tournament by kicking the first goal. Winners of the 1st Annual Jogo Bonito Soccer Tournament and Carnival included U9 Division I: European Xtreme Black, U9 Division II: Miami Stars Homestead Lions, U10 Division I: Ives Estate Thunder Black, U10 Division II: Parkland Predators.

Did you know? Photos of the tournament are available for immediate download & purchase here.

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