OBX Storm U11 boys qualify for USA Cup in Minnesota

Published 3:50 pm Monday, May 22, 2023

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The OBX Storm U11 boys, following their win at the Adidas National Cup in Richmond this February, have qualified for the Target USA Cup in Minneapolis in July.

The Target USA Cup is the largest soccer tournament in North America and features teams from over 15 countries and 22 states. The OBX Storm team will be representing North Carolina on the pitch at this week-long tournament. By comparison, participation in this tournament would be similar to playing in the Little League World Series.

The tournament has approximately 25,000 attendees per day and approximately 16,000 soccer players who will be partaking in the tournament.

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Fundraising efforts to support the boys on their quest to Minnesota are underway and they are inching closer to their goal, but need additional donations to help close the fundraising gap on their way to the USA Cup. There are various donation levels available for team sponsors. Send an email to 11uTargetCup@gmail.com for sponsorship information. Donations are also accepted on Spot Fund: http://spot.fund/8zxhnsc.

Funds are being raised to help with the cost of travel, lodging and transportation for the team. The overall funds that are sought is $40,000.

OBX Storm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and documentation will be provided to sponsors for tax purposes.

“The Boys have been working and training hard to prepare for the week-long Tournament and are excited to represent the Outer Banks of North Carolina and hopefully bring back some bling to the beach,” stated an OBX Storm press release. “The Team thanks the community in advance for their support and encouragement.”