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Verizon Youth Soccer Clinics Return To Fresno, California

Latin American Fútbol Legend Ramon Ramirez to Participate in Fresno

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August 23, 2011

Heidi Flato
Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com 
925-279-6545

WALNUT CREEK, CA — Calling all future soccer superstars in Fresno, California! Verizon’s Youth Soccer Clinic is coming to Fresno on August 28, as part of a series of soccer-filled weekends that also include Copita Alianza youth tournament, Verizon Copa Alianza adult amateur tournament and Alianza de Fútbol open tryouts for aspiring professional players.

The sixth annual youth soccer clinics are scheduled to take place in cities across the United States from April through October and are expected to draw nearly 6,000 youth participants nationwide. Fútbol legends scheduled to participate include Ramon Ramirez, Luis “El Matador” Hernandez, Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama and Jorge “El Brody” Campos.

“We know there are a large number of soccer fans in Fresno and we’re excited to get out into the soccer fields and give back to the community,” said Kevin Zavaglia, region president for Verizon Wireless. “These soccer-filled weekends can help empower young fans to be active and follow their dreams, and we’re thrilled to help make that happen.”

Complete details on all of these soccer activities and registration information can be found at www.alianzadefutbol.com.

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