Regional events in Kingston, R.I., Des Moines, Iowa, Edmond, Okla., Honolulu, total more than $32.5 million to local economies in 2013.
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- The 2013 US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Championships, to be played June 17-23, will provide an estimated economic impact of more than $10 million to the Honolulu area.
Local restaurants, hotels, retail stores and others will benefit from the more than 20,000 visitors, made up of players, coaches, teams and tournament officials, and their families, traveling to the seven-day tournament.
The top 212 Boys and Girls US Youth Soccer teams From Region IV, including at least 31 teams from the host Hawaii Youth Soccer Association, will compete at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex.
"We are thrilled to host the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships and have worked hard to ensure a wonderful experience for all of the teams coming to Hawaii," said Scott Keopuhiwa, President and Executive of Hawaii Youth Soccer Association. "Not only is it a great opportunity to host such a wonderful event for the participants, but this tournament will generate a significant economic impact for Honolulu and the State of Hawaii, as proven when we hosted in 2003 and 2008."
The US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships will feature top teams in the Under-12 through Under-19 age groups and begin with round robin games Monday, June 17 with play continuing through June 23, when the US Youth Soccer Region IV Champions will be crowned following the championship matches on Sunday.
US Youth Soccer State Champions, Far West Regional League Champions and select wildcards in the U-12 through U-19 Boys and Girls age groups from 14 state associations, including host Hawaii Youth Soccer Association, will participate in the event. The other state associations represented include Alaska, Arizona, California-North, California-South, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Regional winners of the U-13 through U-19 Boys and Girls brackets will earn a berth to the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships July 23-28 at the Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan.
The dates and locations for the 2013 US Youth Soccer Regional Championships and the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships are as follows:
US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships | Kingston, R.I.
Region I (East) – Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island
Opening Ceremony: June 27
: June 28-June 30
: July 1
: July 2
US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships | Edmond, Okla.
Opening Ceremony: June 20
: June 21-23
: June 24 (U14, U15, U16)
: June 25 (Semifinals U13 & U19/ Quarters U17 & U18)
: June 26 (Finals U13 & U19 / Semis U14-U18)
: June 27 (Finals U14-U18)
For more information on the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org,
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