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Take action on the soccer field

Heart of the City announces its first “Spring Into Action Soccer Tournament,” a one-day event for regional recreational teams to play against other recreational teams on Sunday, May 1 at Waukegan Sports Park. Funds raised during the tournament will go towards Heart of the City’s youth soccer and education programming.

The tournament is open to girls, boys and mixed teams playing in the U8, U10, U12 and U14 age groups. Teams will have the chance to win trophies and medals in their divisions. All teams are guaranteed three games in the tournament.

“We are really looking forward to providing a top quality recreational soccer tournament for young people in northern Illinois and surrounding areas,” said Dean Smith, Athletic Director of Heart of the City. “Our inaugural tournament is a great opportunity to bring together recreational soccer organizations and communities for an exciting one-day event.

Heart of the City’s programs serve over 500 youth from underfunded communities through extracurricular, recreational and traveling soccer teams. With an accessible soccer program that removes financial barriers to playing a sport and a development path for youth, student-athletes gain opportunities and life skills to see their future and score goals on and off. off the field.

The Spring Tournament will raise much-needed funds for Heart of the City’s soccer and education programs, and help marginalized student-athletes gain knowledge and self-confidence that will help them succeed and build a career. positive future.

“We are proud to partner with Heart of the City and are honored to be the host site for its Spring Tournament,” said Jay Lerner, District Executive Director of Waukegan Park. “Heart of City provides excellent education and life skills to its football players. We look forward to many years of partnership.”

Registration is now open until April 10. The cost per team to participate is $ 200. Early bird and multi-shift discounts are available. More details, including registration, are available at

For more information on Heart of the City, visit or call (847) 623-6200.