For Immediate Release
April 17, 2008
Contact: Anne Marie
DFW International Community
DFW African Unity Cup, with teams representing 13 participating African nations, kicks off this weekend at Lake Highlands North Field #1, 9300 Church Road, Dallas, TX 75238. For a full
schedule of the six week soccer tournament, results, and update see www.dfwinternational.org/AfricanUnity . All games, except the finals on May 31, are free.
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The DFW African Unity Cup
is part of the
African Unity Festival, the first north Texas celebration
to spotlight New Americans from the continent of Africa. It is presented by DFW International Community Alliance and sponsored by the Embrey Family
Foundation. The three elements forming the festival are a six-week long soccer
tournament, a cultural evening and food festival, and cultural workshops
at the Dallas Public Library.
- The DFW Unity Cup is a six week long soccer
tournament with the 3rd Place and Championship Games on Saturday, May
31st starting at 4 pm at the UT Dallas Soccer Field in Richardson.
Tickets for the games are $5, children under 10 are FREE, and are
available at the door.
- On Sunday, June 1st, Africa Day at J. Erik Jonsson
Central Library is from 1 pm to 5 pm and will include interactive
workshops for children, African arts and crafts and cultural
booths. It is FREE to all.
- Also on June 1st, Taste of Africa Food Festival and Cultural
Evening will begin at 6 pm at SMUís Hughes-Trigg Student
Center. The evening will include dishes from 12 African countries,
parade of nations, DFW Africa Unity Cup awards, African DJ and regional
music for dancing. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children
10-5 and children under 5 are FREE. They are available at the door
or online at http://www.dfwinternational.org/AfricanUnity/.
Lauren Embrey says "The Embrey Family Foundation is committed to the
education of human rights with the understanding that change begins in our
own community. As we begin to communicate with each other we develop a
greater understanding and appreciation for each other. By supporting this
project, which brings together New Americans born in Africa, we stand with
them to create awareness and to foster unity amongst all people through
the acknowledgment of each other's existence and respective
DFW International Community Alliance
An event flyer can be downloaded from the website at www.dfwinternational.org/AfricanUnity.
North Texan African communities participating in the different events
Senegal Sierra Leone
portal for global North Texas, a network of 1,600 of the regions ethnic
and internationally-focused civic, community and educational
organizations. Its mission is to build mutual understanding and
respect by linking diverse international cultural communities. The
organization promotes and links North Texas global groups through its
website and cultural calendar at http://www.dfwinternational.org/
. For more details about DFW International Community Alliance, see
the media page HERE