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Shelley Johnson, executive director
Kaylen Fletcher, public relations manager
Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Louisiana Soccer Association State Cup

LAKE CHARLES, La. (April 23, 2013)-The Calcasieu Soccer Club presents the Louisiana Soccer Association State Cup, Saturday-Sunday, May 4-5, at the Lake Charles Ward 3 Recreation Power Centre.

Over 1,000 youth athletes will take to the field to bring home the coveted champion's trophy. Boys and girls ages 14 and under will compete for the title. Additionally, boys and girls ages 15 and under and girls ages 16 and under divisions will compete in bracket play to determine who will advance to the semi-final round.

"The club is very excited to be hosting the state cup in Lake Charles. Youth soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in the area, and we hope this event will further young athletes' interest. The best teams in the state will be here showcasing their talents. It'll be a great weekend for the sport and for the city," said Charles Stewart, the Calcasieu Soccer Club President.

Games start at 8 a.m., and entry to the tournament is free. Izzo's Illegal Burrito will be on hand selling refreshments. For more information, contact Charles Stewart at