Successful Completion of Pacific Rim Cup – Keiki Soccer Clinic 2023 with Sold-Out Tickets
Honolulu – Aloha everyone! We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of you. On August 5, 2023, Blue United Corporation hosted the Pacific Rim Cup Keiki Soccer Clinic 2023 at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex. As in the past three tournaments, we are thrilled to announce that for the fourth tournament, this year’s event was a resounding success with more than 300 keiki participants.
Blue United Corporation previously organized the international soccer tournament Pacific Rim Cup in Honolulu in 2018 and 2019. The inaugural 2018 tournament featured professional teams Vancouver Whitecaps and Columbus Crew SC from North America, and Consadole Sapporo and Iwaki FC from Japan. In 2019, Real Salt Lake and Vancouver Whitecaps from North America, and V-Varen Nagasaki and Iwaki FC from Japan competed in the tournament.
Due to the global pandemic in 2020, the professional games took a brief pause. However, in 2022, we revived the highly popular Keiki Soccer Clinic tailored for children, which attracted an overwhelming response of nearly 700 applications in just 48 hours.
This year, as we continue to work on bringing back the professional games, we decided to strengthen our bond with Hawaii’s vibrant soccer community and the eagerly awaiting children by hosting the soccer clinic again following the success of last year.
Preparations for this clinic began five months prior with the establishment of the organizing committee. Members from across the globe including New York, Hawaii, Argentina, and Japan, collaborated through meetings and discussions to ensure a seamless execution. Overcoming time zones, language barriers, and cultural differences, we managed to sell out all 300 available tickets.
This year’s special coaches included former Japan national team soccer players Mr. Takuya Yamada, Mr. Hideo Hashimoto, and Ms. Ayumi Kaihori, along with Mr. Kenji Treschuk, a former professional soccer player hailing from Hawaii. Under the guidance of these experienced coaches who played worldwide, the 300 children left the clinic feeling inspired.
The participants not only received exclusive T-shirts and postcards as participation benefits but also had the chance to receive autographs and take photos with the special coaches, creating invaluable opportunities for international interaction.
Furthermore, in collaboration with Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC, a research project was conducted to highlight the social value of sports, aiming to substantiate our unique values.
Recognizing Hawaii’s strong community values, we believe that understanding the relationship between sports events and the community will bring new perspectives. Therefore, we kindly requested feedback from the parents of participants and volunteer staff through surveys. We will share detailed reports of this event in due course.
We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the children, parents, staff, volunteers, and the entire Hawaii soccer community for their tremendous support. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to host the Pacific Rim Cup once again in Hawaii, reuniting with all of you in the future!
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Event Name: Pacific Rim Cup – Keiki Soccer Clinic 2023
Hosted by: Blue United Corporation (USA)
Date: August 5, 2023 (Saturday) from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex
Age Group: 4 to 13 years old
Number of Participants: Over 300
Participation Fee: $25 per person
Special Coaches: Mr. Takuya Yamada, Mr. Kenji Treschuk, Mr. Hideo Hashimoto, Ms. Ayumi Kaihori
Format: Divided into 3 groups based on age, each with a 90-minute session
Participation Benefits: Original T-shirt & Postcard, Participation in Photo Sessions and Autograph Signing
Collaboration: Conducted in collaboration with Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC, and supported by Outrigger Resorts & Hotels
About Blue United Corporation
Headquartered in New York with a significant presence in Tokyo, Blue United Corporation is a leading force in the convergence of sports and esports on the global stage. The company is renowned for its establishment of the Pacific Rim Cup, an annual international soccer event hosted in Honolulu. In the digital sports arena, Blue United eFC, their esports flagship, proudly claimed victory at the 2021 EA’s FIFAe Club World Cup Zone 2 and boasts a distinguished collaboration with Manchester City. Beyond the realm of competition, Blue United plays a pivotal role in international business development, serving as a bridge for teams, leagues, and brands to expand their global footprint. Representing a seamless blend of traditional sports fervor and esports innovation, Blue United Corporation is setting new benchmarks in global entertainment.
For further corporate information please visit www.blueutd.com.