Philadelphia Union, in partnership with Boeing, Liberty USO, and Battleship New Jersey, will honor Military Appreciation with their
annual Battle of the Branches 5v5 mini-soccer tournament on Thursday, August 11, which will take place on the Pier of the Battleship
New Jersey, on the Camden Waterfront, NJ.
In addition to the tournament, the event will conclude with a party with food, beverages, and live entertainment. As the presenting
partner of the tournament, Boeing also partners with the Union on other local events, including Military Appreciation Night and
Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey STEM Signing Day.
The teams are made up of active-duty military, as well as retired, reserve, DOD civilians, and friends and family playing in honor or
memory of military members, in the Philadelphia area. The winning team will receive free tickets to the Union’s Military Appreciation
Game on Sunday, August 13, and will be recognized in front of fans and the team.
The tournament group stage will run from 2-4 p.m. ET followed by the knockout rounds. Media is encouraged to come during that
time and are invited to stay for the after-party. Media who would like to attend must RSVP with Amanda Young Curtis.
What: Battle of the Branches 5v5 mini soccer tournament
Date: Thursday, August 11
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET (Group stage); Media is encouraged to come during that time and are invited
to stay for the after party
Location: Battleship New Jersey (100 Clinton St, Camden, NJ, 08103)
RSVP: Amanda Young Curtis
Spokespeople available for interview:
– Allie Gentile, Director, Community Relations, Philadelphia Union
– Michele Hengey, Community Investor, Boeing
– Jack Willard, Director of Sales and Marketing, Battleship New
Photo opportunity: Military Personnel and Veterans Playing Soccer on Battleship’s Pier
Berthed on the Camden Waterfront along the Delaware River, the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is open every day
from 10am to 4pm for tours. Sink some for the Battleship! The annual Golf Tournament will take place at Medford Lakes Country
Club on Monday, Sept. 12. A BBQ lunch, prizes and some great golf, plus all proceeds goes to support the Battleship, a non-profit
museum and memorial. Sponsorships are available. For more information, email email@example.com or call
866-877-6262 x144. For more information about programs and events at the Battleship, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org .
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