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April 2019 - date and time TBD at University Park

The World Cup is here! UREC is collaborating with the Office of International Programs to host a soccer tournament for the JMU community. Teams will randomly draw a country that they will represent through a one day World Cup Tournament. This is open to all students, faculty/staff and to all skill levels.

The objective of the event is to “kick out” differences and “score” on common identity, a shift from a mindset of “them” to “us”, diversion of energies away from politics and potential disruptive practices and identification to collective spirits and transformative discourses. As Zwanziger & Ullrich put it, "It does not bother the soccer ball who kicks it and everyone has a chance to come in contact with the ball."

We will have a renowned guest speaker during lunch, free food, live streaming of EPL & La Liga games, showing of recorded World Cup games, sand soccer, tennis soccer, shooting and juggling competitions, and much more. 

Come one! Come all! And enjoy the beautiful game while you have your chance of kicking the soccer ball; because remember, the ball won’t mind as long as we all get to touch it.

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