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Park City Soccer Club hosts the extremely popular Extreme Cup

PARK CITY, Utah. — The 18th annual Extreme Cup youth soccer tournament returns to Park City on July, 29, 30, and 31. Spanning Summit and Wasatch Counties, the Park City Soccer Club (PCSC) will host families traveling from Wyoming, Nevada, Washington, Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico.

A whopping total of 8,000 girls and boys ages eight to 18 will participate, however, if you count the refs, coaches, and managers in town (which the restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations certainly do) that number shoots up to 9,000.

Don’t forget about the lodging logistics, overseen by Stay Park City, an event like this brings into play. The Park City Soccer Club’s Extreme Cup presented by Jamba’s annual economic impact study shows more than 53% of participants stay at least one night. The last tournament had a direct spend of just under $3,000,000.

The tournament is headquartered at Newpark Resort and off-field activities are supported by the Utah Olympic Park as well as by Woodward Park City.

Directly following the tournament, fresh Jamba juice will be made available to all the winners.

Youth soccer athletes playing in a previos Park City Soccer Club (PCSC) Extreme Cup tournament. Photo courtesy of PCSC
Cora Lucero Tournament Director said, “The best part of hosting the Extreme Cup this year will be welcoming all the players and teams back to our event. It was hard last year, not just for us as a staff who worked year-long planning the tournament but hearing from the disappointed athletes who after months of isolation were looking forward to their trip to Park City and competing in this incredible environment. We continue to stand by our decision to cancel last year, but we are truly excited to be back hosting one of the very best tournaments in the Intermountain West.”

For the twelfth consecutive year, the tournament was filled to capacity in 2019.

To continue to accommodate the growing demand of teams wishing to participate in The Extreme Cup, the tournament relies on its successful partnerships with the Heber Valley and South Summit Soccer Clubs in order to increase the number of fields available for play. For 2021, matches will be played on at least 45 fields at sixteen venues in Park City and surrounding areas. Park City’s fields, managed and maintained meticulously by Basin Rec and Park City Recreation, are widely acknowledged as the best in the State, the U.S. Men’s National Team and ReAL Salt Lake have even trained on some of these same fields. Games outside of Park City will be held in the Heber Valley, Oakley, and Francis.

A limited number of night games are played under the lights.

One-time or monthly donations to the Park City Soccer Club Scholarship Program may be made by clicking here. PCSC Executive Director Shelley Gillwald said, “The tournament supports our Scholarship  Program which provides more than $65,000 in need-based assistance to locals each year.”
 
Sign up by clicking here if you’re interested in volunteering. Tournament motto: Come for the soccer, stay for the City. 
Past year’s participants giving the Park City Soccer Club a thumbs up and a fist pump for putting on the annual Extreme Cup all while drinking their Jamba juice. Photo courtesy of PCSC

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