Official World Record Attempt by the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club

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DENVER – The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club (CRYSC) is hosting a FootGolf Tournament at Park Hill Golf Course on Sunday, October 22nd, with tee times available from 7:30am until 4:30pm. The tournament is a fundraiser to support the Club’s Outreach Department, which implements a free soccer league for 2,000 youth each year in the greater Denver Metro area. The Guinness Book of World Records has approved the tournament fundraiser as an official attempt to set the record for the World’s Largest FootGolf Tournament.

The purpose of CRYSC’s Outreach Department is to provide affordable, quality soccer programming to kids around Denver and Aurora. Programming is delivered in schools with high rates of Free and Reduced lunches. CRYSC partners with the U.S. Soccer Foundation for financial and programmatic support. The Outreach Department is funded through a combination of grants, events, sponsorships, and individual donations.

This is the second year in a row that CRYSC has hosted a FootGolf tournament as a fundraiser for the Outreach Department. 230 people played in last year’s tournament, which fell just short of the 250+ mark needed to set the record. FootGolf is exactly what you might imagine: it’s a combination of soccer and golf. Players kick a soccer ball into a generously-sized golf hole in the fewest kicks possible. A round of nine holes takes about 60 minutes. Park Hill Golf Course will have TVs to watch the Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders game kicking off at 2pm, and a beergarden and barbecue area will be available for refreshments throughout the day.

“FootGolf is like mini-golf in that anyone can play. You don’t need a soccer or golf background to enjoy the game,” said Curtis Gardner, the Director of Outreach. “The record attempt is really just a means to an end of getting more people to rally behind a great cause. That said, we’re aiming to smash the record and turn this event into a source of pride for the Colorado soccer community.”

Registration is open and interested parties should visit the webpage to learn more and sign up: cry.sc/FootGolf2017. Tee times are expected to fill quickly in the two weeks leading up to the event. Local businesses are encouraged to sponsor holes in exchange for advertising opportunities and registration discounts.

For more information, contact Curtis Gardner at:
303 399 5858 ext 301
curtis@rapidsyouthsoccer.org

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