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[6 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Florida Cup Soccer Tournament Planned for January 2015 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

A new soccer event has been announced for the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in 2015.
The Florida Cup, created by 2SV Sports, will feature world-class soccer matches hosted by Disney Sports and Orlando City SC on January 15, 2015. The matches will be played at Disney and in Jacksonville, Florida.
Four Brazilian and German soccer teams will face each other in The Florida Cup matches. The teams represent the most successful nations from the FIFA World Cup. They will face each other in a double-header at the Wide World of …

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[27 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Soccer Showcase to Feature Top-Ranked Youth Soccer Clubs

This December some of the best youth soccer clubs from around the country will be competing in Disney’s Soccer Showcase presented by AS Roma.
The event takes place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort from December 27 through January 3.
Six of the nation’s No. 1-ranked teams are among those set to compete including the Celtic SC (Baltimore, MD) U17 boys, the NEFC Elite (Massachusetts) U15 girls, the JFC Storm (Jacksonville, FL) U16 girls, the FC Dallas (TX) Premier U18 boys, the Virginia VSA …

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[19 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Third Annual USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational Coming to ESPN Wide World of Sports

The third annual USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational, hosted by the Florida State men’s tennis team, begins October 30 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The tournament runs through November 2 and will feature more than 40 tennis teams from around the country. The number of teams is the most ever in the event’s history.
“We are excited about the opportunity to host the USTA Clay Court Invitational for the third consecutive year,” said Florida State head coach Dwayne Hultquist. “The partnership between the USTA, Disney, and Florida State makes …

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[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disney Sports Announces the Disney Princess Cup Soccer Tournament this fall at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Disney Sports is adding another event to its soccer portfolio.
The inaugural Disney Princess Cup event is planned for this October 10-12 at the ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The event will feature a 6 versus 6 player formats with girls ages 9-14 – which just happens to be one of the fastest-growing age groups in youth soccer.
The Disney Princess Cup is open to teams and individual players and also includes a pep rally with a Disney Music recording artist, an awards ceremony, and a …

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[10 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Three-Day Disney Fit Challenge Announced for This Fall at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

This fall the sport of competitive fitness is coming to the Walt Disney World Resort with the inaugural Disney Fit Challenge.
The Disney Fit Challenge is planned for September 26-28 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The three-day event includes different fitness challenges that will test participants’ speed, strength, skill, endurance, balance, and power.
The challenges are designed based on age and skill level – the more experienced athletes will be competing in movements including “muscle-ups” and “double-unders” while the “recreational” participants will compete with box jumps, kettle bell swings, push-ups, …

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[30 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
ESPN Wide World of Sports Hosting Top Youth Soccer Clubs for Disney’s Soccer Showcase

More than 600 of the best youth soccer clubs are participating in Disney’s Soccer Showcase presented by A.S. Roma from now through January 3 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
This year’s showcase includes 336 boys’ teams and 328 girls’ teams from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, and Guatemala.
The event is rated as the country’s top youth soccer tournament in a Soccer America survey, and three divisions of US Soccer Federations Development Academy Clubs are participating in addition to the US Youth Soccer National League.
The even started December …

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[26 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tulane University’s Devon Walker to Receive 2013 Disney Spirit Award

Devon Walker – a Tulane University senior who suffered a serious spinal cord injury during a football game last season – will receive the 2013 Disney Spirit Award.
The award is given annually by Disney Sports to college football’s most inspirational figure. After suffering his injury, Walker has become a motivational figure for his team, the university, and the New Orleans community.
Walker’s football career started at Tulane in 2009 as a walk-on. He earned a scholarship and became the starting safety and team captain for the 2012 season. In the second …

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[16 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Nominations Being Accepted for the 2013 Disney Sports Spirit Award | ]
Nominations Being Accepted for the 2013 Disney Sports Spirit Award

Each year since 1996, the Disney Sports Spirit Award has been presented to the most inspirational student athlete, team, or figure in college football. Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2013 award.
Disney Sports created the award to honor college football’s most inspirational student athlete, team, or figure who has overcome extraordinary physical or emotional hardships, or other challenges, while continuing to exhibit good sportsmanship and a selfless nature.
In 2012, University of Texas player Nate Boyer was given the Disney Sports Spirit Award after earning a Bronze Star for his …

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[21 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tickets on Sale Now for Old Spice Classic Basketball Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Tickets are on sale now for the 2013 Old Spice Classic which kicks off on Thanksgiving Day at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The tournament field for this year features Butler, LSU, Memphis, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Saint Joseph’s, Siena, and Washington State. According to a pre-season ESPN poll both Oklahoma State and Memphis are ranked in the Top 15.
Five teams from this year reached the postseason last year, and Butler, Memphis, and Oklahoma State reached the NCAA Tournament.
This year’s tournament begins Thanksgiving Day with the first game at noon …

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[17 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on runDisney D2.3 Fun Run to Kick Off D23 Expo | ]
runDisney D2.3 Fun Run to Kick Off D23 Expo

If you’re planning on attending next month’s D23 Expo, you might have a chance to hit the ground running. Literally.
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runDisney has announced the first ever D2.3 Fun Run at the Expo on Friday, August 9.
In the event, a limited number of D23 members will have a chance to take part in the 2.3-mile fun run. In true runDisney form, the event will feature Disney characters and an opportunity to run through Disney California Adventure. Runners will receive a shirt for participating and might even experience some extra pixie dust …