State Games of North Carolina, Charlotte

United will play its first games in the Charlotte area when it participates in the State Games of North Carolina over the weekend of June 18-20, 2010.  The State Games were the first tournament United ever participated in when, at U8, the team went to the tournament when it was in Cary.  Coincidentally, it will also be the last tournament that the team will participate in.  The State Games are an Olympic-style tournament complete with an opening ceremony/athlete parade/torch lighting and gold/silver/bronze winners.  More information on the State Games is available by clicking on the link to the left.

The following families owe $6.67 for this tournament:  Bournazian, Elmorsi.

The following families owe $21.67 for this tournament:  Attarian, DeBella, Hoffman, Kim, Knetter, McCullers, Pratt,

Charlotte skyline at night

Sheflin, Tabb, Waters.

Hotel Information
We have a block of rooms at the Residence Inn Huntersville/Lake Norman, which is actually really close to the fields.  The address is 16830 Kenton Drive, Huntersville NC 28078.  The rate is $89/night and includes a hot breakfast.

*Each family must call to reserve their own room by 6/4/10.  When calling, reference the Holly Springs United soccer team to get the discounted rate.  The phone number is 704 584 0000.

Our Final Opponents!

United will play in the Recreational – Tournament division at the State Games.  We’re in Group A.  Below you’ll find the divisions and schedule.  Any information that I could find on our opponents is available by clicking on the team name.  Remember that gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded for these games, so if we’re fortunate enough to make it to a semi, and lose, we’re still not done.  And this is June.  8AM games are good!

Group A
Holly Springs United (5-6-0)
Mint Hill Maniacs (3-3-2)
Charlotte Soccer Academy Arsenal

Group B
MYSA Phoenix (7-0-3) – Mebane (MYSA Champions)
SWSC Fire (5-2-1) – Onslow County
SISA Heat (Iredell County Champions)

Game Schedule —  All games on Barry Park Field 2
Saturday
8AM   United vs. Mint Hill Maniacs
11AM CSA Arsenal vs. United

Sunday
8AM Group A#1 vs. Group B#2  semi-final
9:30 Group B#1 vs. Group A#2  semi-final
11AM Group A#3 vs. Group B#3  consolation

12:30  Semi-final losers Bronze metal game

2PM  Semi-final winners Gold metal game

*We will wear red/black all of the way through the tournament.  Please have the other two uniforms as alternates at the game site.

Saturday Night Party/Dinner
We’ll be at Midtown Sundries on Lake Norman at 6PM.  The restaurant is right on the lake.  There are volleyball courts and other things to do, and we’ve reserved the pool room for the dinner. 

Midtown Sundries is located at 18665 Harborside Drive in Cornelius.  Here is a map.

Directions to event locations

Residence Inn directions
16830 Kenton Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078

From I 77:
Exit 25:  Hwy. 73/Sam Furr Road. Go left.  Travel 1.25 miles to Kenton Drive. Turn right.  Hotel is on right.

From NC 49:
49 South to NC 73 west (Mount Pleasant).  Stay on 73 all of the way to Huntersville.  After you cross I 77 go 1.25 miles to Kenton Drive. Turn right.  Hotel is on right.

To Barry Park from Hotel:

Intersection of Bud Henderson Rd. and Beatties Ford Rd.

Continue on 73 West. Go approx. 2 miles to Beatties Ford Road.  Go left.  Go 2 miles.  The park is at the intersection of Beatties Ford and Bud Henderson Roads.  We play on field 2.

To Midtown Sundries from Hotel:

18665 Harborside Dr. Cornelius NC

73 west/Sam Furr Rd.  Go .2 miles to West Catawba Avenue.  Go right.  Go 1.5 miles to Harborside Drive.  Go left.  Midtown Sundries is straight ahead.

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