GREENVILLE — Boys and girls ages 8 to 13 can participate in the Ford Escape Soccer Skills Challenge at Green Public Schools at 111 N. Hillcrest St.
Hosted by Ed Koehn Ford, the Soccer Skills Challenge will have youths compete in a series of challenges designed to encourage teamwork, improve their soccer skills and most importantly, have fun. Participants will receive points based on their performance of the six different soccer kills — toe taps, foundations, juggling (right and left foot) and dribbling (right and left foot). The top-scorers, a boy and girl from each age group, will be awarded a trophy at the end of the event.
All participants will receive a souvenir scorecard for their efforts as well as a two-month iSoccer Plus membership.
Local winners will be invited to participate in a regional finals event in late September or October to compete again for a trophy and other prizes (regional finals details will be forthcoming at a later date).
Ed Koehn Ford will donate $500 to the Greenville High School soccer team that assists in executing a local challenge competition. In addition to the soccer challenges, Ed Koehn Ford will be displaying the all-new 2013 Ford Escape in a dedicated vehicle display space during the entire soccer skills program.
Parents and legal guardians of participants may enter for a chance to win a two-year lease of the 2013 Escape, Ford’s newest smart and green compact crossover vehicle. Complete rules at are at
www.fordescapesoccerskillschallenge.com/findevent. A winner will be randomly selected Oct. 15.
“Building upon the incredible success of prior similar programs that have strengthened our relationship with the community, we’re really excited to be able to provide this opportunity to young soccer players and their families,” said Tyler Athey. “We’re looking forward to engaging local youth in fun athletic activities this summer, while showing off the all-new Escape at the same time!”
Both US Club Soccer (a national organization for club soccer) and iSoccer (an online soccer training and coaching platform) have joined forces with Ford to bring the Soccer Skills Challenge opportunity to young soccer players.
For more information, go online to www.fordescapesoccerskillschallenge.com.