On March 28, 2017, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup received an “Excellence in Recreation and Parks” award from the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society at its 70th annual conference in Hershey, PA. Tournament Director Bill Salvatore accepted the award on behalf of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

On June 30, 2016, a special event was held at the White House that recognized the City of Philadelphia and its launch of key programs designed to create a welcoming city for cultural diversity. Specifically, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup was one of a few Philadelphia initiatives highlighted for its innovative approach to celebrating cultural 

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