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News release from the Shindigz National Soccer Festival:

Shindigz National Soccer Festival Sports Sumo Soccer
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(August 19, 2014) – The Shindigz National Soccer Festival will once again return to Fort Wayne on Thursday, August 21st through Saturday, August 23rd. Schedules are now available online at Advance discount tickets can now be purchased at Fort Wayne-area Walgreen’s and Connolly’s Do It Best Hardware locations. Tickets can also be purchased on the days of the event at the gate as in years past.

The Shindigz National Soccer Festival is eager to announce a new, long-term partnership with the Fort Wayne Sport Club and is very excited to announce that the entire event, including the 26 team high school tournament, will now take place at the meticulously manicured fields of the Fort Wayne Sport Club campus located at 3102 Ardmore Avenue in Fort Wayne. The Fort Wayne Sport Club was founded in 1927 by an active group of soccer players who immigrated to the area from Germany in the aftermath of World War I. Their immediate goal was ‘the promotion of football (soccer) and German culture’ in the northeast Indiana area. Today, the Fort Wayne Sport Club is the hub of regional soccer activity, with programs for recreational and competitive soccer players from age 4-years to 30-and-over.

You will have the opportunity to play one of the newest and most unexpected sports that is taking the country by storm. Sumo Soccer wraps players in a bubble-like cocoon that leads to bounces and bumps that don’t necessarily include the soccer ball. A great video of the action can be found at:



Be sure to play one of the most exciting and fastest growing new sports in the world.

There is definitely something for everyone at the Shindigz National Soccer Festival. The Shindigz National Soccer Festival will still continue to feature an exciting Midway full of family friendly activities, delectable festival food and informational soccer clinics. New this year on the Midway, is both Sumo Soccer and Sky Zone dodgeball for attendees to encounter. Evans Toyota will also give one lucky attendee the opportunity to win a new Scion at halftime of the Indiana vs. Washington game on Saturday night. Make sure that you are a ‘Part of the New Party’ as you participate in this year’s Shindigz National Soccer Festival.

What began in 2000 has now become the nationally known phenomenon of the Shindigz National Soccer Festival. What was merely a soccer event has now turned into a full-fledged, grass roots community supported soccer celebration. Corporations, foundations and personal donations are the backbone of the festival. The beneficiaries of the event are the city of Fort Wayne for the national recognition it receives; the area youth for the hands-on interaction with the soccer players and coaches from national major universities; the local businesses of northeast Indiana, for the added commerce brought to the region; the area universities, for the added exposure and the average Fort Wayne citizen who knows nothing about the game, but loves to have fun in a family oriented atmosphere.

Currently, the Shindigz National Soccer Festival has evolved into a true community soccer celebration, including youth clinics put on by major university coaches and players, wide ranges of live entertainment, opportunities for youth involvement, food vendors, giveaway prizes, and for those 21-and-older: a beer tent; all located at the beautiful Fort Wayne Sport Club campus. Shindigz National Soccer Festival is honoured again, this year, to bring top-ranked college soccer teams, along with highly prestigious high school teams, to Fort Wayne. Due to its great history, Shindigz National Soccer Festival has been recognized nationally as the premier event to attend for pre-season collegiate soccer.

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