Milwaukee Soccer Development Group
Media Alert Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Former FIFA World Cup and English Premier League soccer player to visit Milwaukee, WI
MILWAUKEE (Oct. 13, 2015) – The Milwaukee Soccer Development Group (MSDG) is pleased to announce the hosting of four fundraising events with former USMNT defender and Green Bay native Jay DeMerit scheduled for Saturday, October 17th, 2015.
DeMerit represented the USA in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and is the only Wisconsinite to have played in the English Premier League (EPL), where he played for Watford Football Club from 2004-10. A series of fundraisers will be held throughout Milwaukee whose shared proceeds from sponsorship and ticket sales will benefit DeMerit’s Rise & Shine Foundation and MSDG to help youth both internationally and locally.
Events include the following:
1. EPL Viewing Party of Watford vs Arsenal at Moran’s Pub, from 11 AM – 2 PM
2. Private Lunch at Sobelmans Pub & Grill, from 2:30 – 3:30 PM
3. Youth Clinic at InBounds Training Center (ages 9-14), from 3:30 -5:30 PM
4. Interactive Discussion of the Jay DeMerit Story at InBounds, from 6 – 8 PM
The interactive discussion will focus on Jay’s struggles, failures, and triumphs as told in his documentary of a young American’s impossible journey from Green Bay, WI to the English Premier League– a journey never experienced or heard of in the soccer world.
Mark Concannon will be interviewing Jay for the Interactive Discussion in between watching clips of Jay’s documentary.
The final event starts at 6:00 P.M. and is free to the general public after sponsorship support from Graef Engineering, Sobelman’s Pub, Keeper Goals, Stefans Soccer, InBounds Training Center, and Moran’s Pub.
Visit www.msdgsoccer.com for more information on events and to purchase tickets.
Anyone interested in event entry, media coverage, sponsorship, or further information about MSDG and the events should inquire via email to [email protected]
Milwaukee Soccer Development Group We are a non-profit organization 501(c)3 dedicated to promoting soccer and providing opportunities for youth to play soccer in underserved communities in the Greater Milwaukee Area. We utilize the sport to positively impact and unite the community and in doing so promote diversity, sustainability, fair play, and health & wellness.