DFW International Community Alliance is proud to announce the kick off of the

DFW African Unity Cup Soccer Tournament
part of the AFRICAN UNITY FESTIVAL

For Immediate Release
April 17, 2008
Contact: Anne Marie Weiss-Armush
DFW International Community Alliance
972-661-2764
Media page:  http://www.dfwinternational.org/media_/

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.

Date Time Team Result Team
Sat, April 19 3:30 pm Ghana Sierra Leone
Sat, April 19 5:30 pm Cote D'Ivoire Sudan
Sun, April 20 5:30 pm Kenya Liberia

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 cultures."

An event flyer can be downloaded from the website at www.dfwinternational.org/AfricanUnity.  North Texan African communities participating in the different events include:
Burundi           Cameroon     Congo          Djibouti              Eritrea
Ethiopia          Gambia          Ghana          Ivory Coast        Libya
Kenya              Liberia         Liberia           Morocco              Nigeria        
Senegal           Sierra Leone  Somalia       Sudan                Uganda        

DFW International Community Alliance is the 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  or call 972-661-2764.