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Cinthia Rodriguez El Observador

Cinthia Rodriguez
El Observador

Now that the World Cup is over, soccer enthusiasts can dust off their cleats and put them to use during the 3rd annual Vibe Soccer festival at P.A.L. Stadium in East San Jose on August 2-3 from 9am – 6pm.

This year, there will be two more fields, which allows for more kids and adults to enjoy nonstop soccer activities. Families can take the opportunity to join the soccer tournament, individual contests, and skill clinics.

The festival has grown by the hundreds in the last two years. This year is no exception. Event organizers are expecting a minimum of 1,000 people with extended hours and the help from bigger sponsors like Telemundo, La Kaliente, and continued support from El Observador.

“I think as it continues to grow it kind of connects people through the game,” said event organizer RJ Castro. “Families just want to be out playing soccer so we’re just getting bigger.”

Once again, due to last year’s response, the festival will host a best tamale contest. There will also be a tamale eating contest and an attempt at the longest tamale.

Trophies will be presented to tournament and contest winners.

Admission: $7 per person, children under 12 free, tournament play: $7.00 per player, 6 players max per team.

Tickets can be purchased at the event. Proceeds will benefit technology, arts, music, and sports programs provided by SJ Pulse.

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