Thursday, 31 August 2017 11:56

Nearly 6,000 Youth Athletes Competing at Disney Over Labor Day Weekend

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Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end to summer, but at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, things are heating up as one of the busiest weekends in youth sports begins Friday. With many of the nation’s school children preparing to head back to the classroom soon, some 5,594 athletes are competing in various events at the complex at Disney. More than 300 teams involved in football, volleyball and field hockey are hitting the fields for the KSA Events Labor Day Volleyball, KSA Events Football Game of the Week, the Disney Labor Day Baseball Classic and the Disney Soccer Showcase Qualifier presented by AS Roma.

In the most competitive event, 228 soccer teams will compete in the Disney Soccer Showcase Qualifier. This event is the precursor to the heralded Disney Soccer Showcase, one of the premier high school soccer recruiting events in the nation. Champions from this weekend will earn automatic selection into the Disney Girls Soccer Showcase in November and the Disney Boys Soccer Showcase in December.

Also, the complex will host 38 baseball teams in the Disney Labor Day Baseball Classic. The event gives athletes one last chance to play with their 2017 summer team. This year, the event welcomes 23 teams from Florida and 15 teams from Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, New York, Illinois, Connecticut, Virginia and the US Virgin Islands combined.

As the transition to fall sports gets underway, football, field hockey and volleyball teams are kicking off their seasons in various KSA events at the complex including KSA Events Labor Day Volleyball and KSA Events Football Game of the Week.

For the full schedule of games and results, click here.

NOTE: Media interested in covering these events must contact Disney Sports Public Relations at least two hours in advance of the game.

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