Mural Arts, the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, Small But Mighty, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation are hosting a series of free workshops where teams and community members will meet with artists to develop designs for Unity Cup team banners, which will be showcased in a parade of nations at the championship 

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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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PHILADELPHIA – Mayor Jim Kenney, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell, Miriam Enriquez, Director of the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA), and other City officials hosted a ceremony to draw teams for the pool play rounds of the first Philadelphia International Unity Cup (PIUC) tournament. Mayor Kenney drew balls labeled with all 32 teams each representing a different nation to determine which teams would compete against each other during the initial rounds of the tournament. The ceremony was held in the Diamond Club at Citizens Bank Park, as the PIUC championship game will be played at the ballpark on November 5, 2016.

 PHILADELPHIA – Mayor Jim Kenney, Kathryn Ott Lovell, Parks & Recreation Commissioner, Miriam Enriquez, Director of the Office of Immigrant Affairs, officials from the Philadelphia Union and representatives from various immigrant communities announced the first annual Philadelphia International Unity Cup (PIUC), a city-wide soccer tournament that will use the universal language of sport to bring 

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