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7EA Tournament takes off with Buffalo Wild Wings deal

By James Shaw, 01/28/19, 1:30PM MST


Attendees at the 7 Elite Academy Tournament can help raise funds for the organisation by announcing “We're with 7EA” during a social event at Buffalo Wild Wings in St. George.

The restaurant chain - which has branches across the United States - will donate ten percent of its profits from the event, which is being held on Friday, February 1st from 11am to 1am.

Players, coaches and parents are being urged to join the fun at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant at South River Road in St. George, as 7EA looks forward to a bumper set of tournament entries.

Daren Woolstenhume, General Manager at 7 Elite Academy, said: “We have enjoyed a fantastic year of planning for the 7EA Tournament and as a result we're looking at a record entry list from teams based across the country.

“Crucially, we have also seen unprecedented support from local companies in the St. George region, all of whom want to be associated with such a popular youth soccer competition.

"Buffalo Wild Wings were one of the first to offer their support in building a comprehensive and fun programme of events. The social meet-up will be an opportunity to mix with fellow players, parents and coaches in a fun and informal atmosphere.

“They have been kind enough to offer a donation of ten per cent of their profits from the event, if people announce “We're with 7EA” when they arrive. That donation will go towards the continued development of high-class youth soccer in Utah.”

The 7 Elite Academy Tournament, which runs from January 31st to February 2nd, has attracted 100 teams from Utah and further afield. Matches will be played at Sullivan Virgin River Soccer Park and Little Valley Fields.

Aaron Hoff, General Manager of Buffalo Wild Wings in St. George, is looking forward to welcoming families and coaches to the social event.

He said: “Here at Buffalo Wild Wings, we are keen to promote a family-friendly atmosphere at our restaurants and the 7EA Tournament is a great opportunity for us to meet players, parents, referees and coaching staff.

“From our first meeting with 7EA, we were happy to lend our support and give something back to a fantastic youth soccer organisation. It is going to be a fantastic social event for everyone involved.

“It is so important that companies like ourselves do everything possible to make sure youth organisations such as 7EA thrive and continue to bring Elite sporting standards to Utah and beyond.”