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Chicago Welcomes Youth From Around the World for KICS Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament July 21-26

July 21, 2014 – Chicago, IL

Chicago welcomed a host of soccer youths from around the world for the KICS Cup Youth International Soccer Tournament July 19-26, 2014. The opening ceremony was held at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on July 19, 2014.

It was a high-energy entertaining event with youths participating in a flag parade that represented some of the countries in the tournament. They include, China, Colombia, Guatemala, Ethiopia, India, Puerto Rico and the United States.

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Highlight of the ceremony was a dynamic performance by Chicago blues musician Fernando Jones andDr. Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of Chicago. They sang 2010 World Cup theme song “Wavin’ Flag” by Somali rapper K’naan.

Dr. Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of Chicago in Millennium Park.

KICS Cup tournament games will be held from Monday July 21 to July 26 at Dunbar Park, Chicago Park District located at 300 E. 31st St. Chicago, Illinois 60616.

KICS Cup is tournament participants are 60 teams from 9 countries. The soccer tournament is open to boys ages 9-16 and girls 10-14 years old.


Dr. Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of Chicago are celebrating 32 years of performance. Their mission is to continue to serve the community as a non-denominational, non-profit educational organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of youths in Chicago.

Watch more #BVNews video of Dr. Walt Whitman & The Soul Children of Chicago in Millennium Park.

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