The Bhutanese Community Resource Center (BCRC), Washington has begun preparations to organize and host the sixth interstate soccer tournament July 1-3 , 2016 in Seattle, WA, an annual soccer event of Bhutanese American Sports Council (BASC).
This was announced in a joint press statement issued Jan 2, by BCRC and BASC.
According to the press statement, the soccer games will be played between the teams of Bhutanese origin living in different states. Interested teams representing each states can register for the games through the council website www.bascouncil.org. The sports council and host organization shall determine if the states want to register more than one teams based on the size of the population. Registration will be open from Feb 1 through 29 with the registration fee of $ 551 and a refundable security deposit of $100.
In the statement the organizers and the council have announced rewarding prizes to the contesting teams. The winner team, first and second runners will be awarded a trophy and a cash prize of $ 5000, $ 3000 and $ 1500 respectively. Additional prizes include cash awards for Fair play, Man of the match trophy for each games and cash award with a trophy for highest scorer of the tournament, best mid-fielder, best goalkeeper & best defender of the tournament.
The organizers shall bear all the financial responsibilities. Council executives and volunteers will provide support to conduct the games. All the games will be judged by the certified officials and will be guided by FIFA regulations & home rules. Host will provide lunch boxes and refreshments for all the players once a day for three consecutive days.
As per a member of host community organization, the objective of the event is to foster Bhutanese brotherhood, inculcate discipline among the Bhutanese American youths and provide opportunity to develop professionalism for high level soccer games.
The press statement issued to BNS reads, “All the interested teams are requested to contact the host and the council for further information. The host community also requests organizations, business groups and individuals to contact the organizers for sponsoring the event.”
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