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URI to host 20th annual Seaside Classic youth soccer tourney

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: About 2,200 youth soccer players from New England, New York, New Jersey, and Canada, college coaches, professional scouts, referees, and spectators.

WHAT: The 20th annual Seaside Classic Soccer Tournament, run by the South County Youth Soccer Club. The tournament, played on organic turf fields, features 11-on-11 games, and this year will also include 6-on-6 games. Since the tournament began, it has brought millions of dollars in revenues to hotels, businesses, and attractions. Murray Gates and Steve Washburn, the tournamentís co-coordinators, are both URI graduates.

WHEN: Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: University of Rhode Island, Kingston Campus, fields north of the Ryan Center.

HOW: Call Murray Gates at 477-9967 to make coverage arrangements.