FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Maryalicia Johnson 407-246-3629
WORLD CUP CELEBRATION OFFERS CHANCE TO TAKE HOME A PIECE OF
Mayor To Accept $85,000 Gift To City
Orlando, Fla. (June 8, 2004) – Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners
and the Legacy Soccer Foundation will offer a chance to take home a piece of the
City Hall soccer ball topper during the World Cup 10th Anniversary Celebration
on Friday, June 11, 2004, at City Hall Plaza. The celebration will begin at 10
a.m. with the unveiling and donation of an $85,000 life-sized bronze soccer
sculpture to commemorate the 1994 World Cup Games and recognize Orlando’s
success as a world-class sports venue.
The public is invited to join local youth soccer associations, volunteers and
community leaders for this free, history-making celebration of an event that put
Orlando on the map for international world-class sports. The first 200 attendees
will have the opportunity to leave with a commemorative piece of World Cup
history that includes an actual piece of the soccer ball that covered City Hall
to promote the games in 1994.
Orlando was highlighted for participating in the largest, most successful World
Cup in soccer history after successfully winning the bid to host five soccer
matches and attracting the attention of millions of viewers across the globe.
The World Cup ’94 memorabilia exhibit can be seen at the Orange County Regional
History Center. For more event information, log onto
cityoforlando.net or the official
World Cup 10th Anniversary Web page at http://www.g-e-c.com/worldcup.html.
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