If the World Cup has got you psyched or nostalgic, you can keep up the momentum by attending Seattle’s homegrown version, the All Nations Cup. Now in its 4th year, the soccer tournament features teams representing all the regions of the world. The event is a project of Sister Communities, a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2003 with the aim of uniting Seattle’s various ethnic, cultural, and religious groups. The teams represent a broad array of nations,including the USA, with many members themselves recent immigrants or with heritage ties to specific countries. This year, for the first time, there will be women’s teams participating also. The All Nations Cup will be held at the Starfire Stadium in Tukwila.
A special feature of this year’s tournament will be an international cultural festival on the opening weekend, July 14-16. It will feature activities, entertainment, food, and exhibits by local organization’s representing the 33 countries with teams participating in the tournament.
For more information about the event, tickets, schedule, and directions to Starfire Stadium, visit the All Nations Cup website. Volunteers are also being sought to help with the event.