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Veterans Cup – Info

The Florida Sports Commission is a top-notch organization that will put together a top-notch event.  The 17 grass soccer fields will blow everyone away in terms of quality and set-up.  We even have 3-lighted fields and one Stadium field which will be used to highlight some of the key games each day.  Shuttles will run between the Westin and the fields and we are working on getting other hotels to do the same. Click here to register for the tournament today.

Teams 50 and over will be required to take a water break at the middle of each half and other teams can do the same if both teams agree. Games will be played at the following times 7:30am 8:30am, 9:30am, siesta between 11:30am – 3pm.  Games will run through the evening with the last game starting at 7pm.

Every field has team benches and will have 2 pop-up tents.  Wait until you will see the beer garden and VIP section we are planning to put together with the help of the Florida Soccer Association!  Stay tuned for more information on the hospitality suite at the Westin hotel (HQ) that will provide light snacks and drinks.

The Westin Hotel is amazing and the hotel rate we are getting is really good.  This hotel is about a year old and is top-notch.

I am not even going to tell you this time around about the party. You will have to stay tuned for that. Let me just say this: this will probably the most memorable party ever! Sign up before March 31st and save $100 on your registration.

Well, I can go on for hours and rave about the upcoming event.  I am super excited and I know the entire Committee can’t wait to put together the best Veterans Cup ever.  As usual please send us questions or any concerns at veteranscup@gmail.com.

Registration Information

To sign up for the tournament, visit the website below. You can also find information about lodging or even visit the forum to look for players or look for a team.

http://www.veteranscup.us/

Don’t forget about the March 31st early bird registration deadline and SAVE $100!

Announcements

The Westin will have a shuttle that goes back and forth between the hotel and fields.  It fits 15 people for each trip.  The Florida sports Commissions is trying to make similar arrangements with the other hotels.  Talk about nice customer service!

Other news: Teams 50 and over will be required to take a water break at the middle of each half and other teams can do the same if both teams agree.

Games will be played at the following times 7:30am 8:30am, 9:30am, siesta between 11:30am – 3pm.  Games will run through the evening with the last game starting at 7pm.

Things to do

Most of the hotels are next to each other and to top it of you can walk to a Plaza that has several top-notch restaurants and bars.  Here is a list of bars, restaurants and entertainment at Colonial Town Park Lake Mary:

•   AmStar Stadium Cinema

•   Amura Japanese Steakhouse

•   Liam Fitzpatricks

•   Dexter’s of Lake Mary (live music is played here….)

•   Crispers

•   Papa Joe’s Pizza and Pasta

•   Cold Stone Creamery

•   Vamonos Taqueria

•   Subway

•   Corona Cigar Company

•   Ruth’s Chris Steak House

•   Lake Mary Vineyard Wine Company

And here a list of the restaurants across the street (at Park Place at Heathrow, also part of Colonial Town Center):

•   Fishbones (Seafood Restaurant)

•   Caddies Pub (Opening September 2009)

•   Silvestro’s (Now open) (Italian Restaurant)

•   Terra Mia (Italian Restaurant)

•   Cigar Bar

•   Moe’s Southwest Grille

•   Applebee’s

•   Patisserie

•   Shan (Asian Cuisine)

What another fun activity?  How about you come a couple days early and attend the Coke Zero 400 race at the Daytona International Speedway http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/!

Tip of the month:

Did you know you could also fly into Sanford International Airport besides Orlando Airport?  This is 5 miles from all Veterans Cup hotels.  See link for more details

http://www.orlandosanfordairport.com/

Teams of the month:

These 3 United teams from Greensboro NC root back as far as the 1970’s. This is the oldest club team in NC and no doubt one of the oldest in USA! The United has played in the Veterans Cup the past 10 years and brings some of the most experienced and talented players out there.  Click the link below to read the full profile of the team.

http://www.veteranscup.us/news/262-february-featured-team-nc-united

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