Group D Preview A new captain for Team USA, a hungry Honduran team, Myanmar looking to make a mark, and another newcomer in Togo round out Group D. Last year, USA was not only their group favorite, but a favorite to win the whole thing. This year, USA has some question marks, and with Honduras not
The Philadelphia International Unity Cup (Unity Cup), presented by Goya Foods, will kick off the 2017 season on Friday, September 8. This year, the tournament expands to feature a total of 48 teams representing various countries, allowing an additional 16 teams to compete. The Unity Cup is one of Mayor Kenney’s signature initiatives, celebrating the
Group A Preview Leading the way in Group A has to be Sierra Leone. They come fresh off a trip to the knockout round a year ago, only to lose to eventual champ Ivory Coast. They will certainly be tested by a Haitian team that failed to make it out of the “Group of Death”
The Philadelphia International Unity Cup Banner Art Project is an opportunity for Philadelphians to showcase their ethnic diversity by participating in workshops and community events to help design team banners that represent 48 countries in the 2017 Philadelphia International Unity Cup. Artists will gather ideas during workshops and community events directly from community members in
On June 5, Mayor Jim Kenney; Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell; Rafael Toro, Director of Public Relations at GOYA Foods; Don Smolenski, President of Philadelphia Eagles; Miriam Enriquez, Director of the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA); and other City officials hosted a ceremony to draw teams for the opening rounds of the second annual
Come join Mayor Jim Kenney at the Lincoln Financial Field Touchdown Club on June 5 to draw teams for the Group Stage of the 2017 Philadelphia International Unity Cup! This year’s tournament will consist of 48 teams from all over the world. Do not miss this great FREE event that will showcase our city’s inclusiveness,
In partnership with the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy; Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs, The Mural Arts Program and Small But Mighty Arts, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup planning team is seeking volunteers to help in workshops or community engagement events for the Art Banner Project.
On April 13, Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell announced that commitment letters for the 2017 Philadelphia International Unity Cup are now available for teams to register their participation. They were also joined by Chief Strategy Officer of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Jen Jinks, to launch the Unity Youth
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.
It’s time to gear up for the 2017 Philadelphia International Unity Cup! Learn how to register a team in this year’s tournament by attending one of the general information sessions listed below. Wednesday, February 8, 6 p.m.: Municipal Services Building, Room 1450 (1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, 19102) Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m.: Murphy Recreation