PEOPLESTOWN — The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is partnering with Soccer in the Streets for an inaugural Atlanta BeltLine Street Cup on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at D.H. Stanton Park. Registrations will be held on a walk-up basis, and winning teams will receive medals.
Kids of all ages are invited to participate in this free, one-day tournament designed to use competition to test participants’ mastery of character traits such as teamwork, respect, sportsmanship, perseverance and tolerance.
The matches will be played with small teams in order to increase interaction, teams are created on the day of the event in order to promote diversity, and games are played without referees to reinforce positive conflict resolution techniques.
"We are excited to offer fun, exciting ways to get Atlantans moving."
The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that, when complete, will provide a 22-mile network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other.
An Atlanta-based non-profit organization founded in 1989, Soccer In The Streets seeks to empower under-served youth through soccer, character development, mentorship, and employment opportunities.