Saturday, May 19, 2012

All-Star Teams at the NATO Athletic Crossroads Festival

On Saturday, May 12 the boys and girls All-Star soccer teams had the unique opportunity to compete against excellent teams from all over the City of Chicago.  Despite the rain at the NATO Athletic Crossroads Soccer Tournament, the America SCORES poet-athletes were resilient and racked up goals and wins along the way. Unfortunately, the rain cut the tournament short, but we can be sure one of the four SCORES teams would have brought home the championship!

Congruent with the NATO philosophy, The All-Star Team is comprised of select students from six different schools that take part in America SCORES Chicago’s middle school program.  20 boys and 20 girls coming from diverse backgrounds were chosen based not only on their athletic skill, but also by their leadership, commitment and teamwork displayed both on and off the field.

Organized by World Sport Chicago, Chicago NATO Host Committee, City of Chicago, and University of Chicago, the Athletic Crossroads Sports and Cultural Festival was held in recognition of the 25th North Atlantic Treaty Organization Summit being hosted by President Barack Obama. Aside from the soccer, the kids were able to learn about the cultures of over 25 different countries that were represented at the tournament.

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