Bay Soccer Club hosts 32nd Annual Tournament
It has been a tradition since the first days of Bay Soccer Club to host an annual Labor Day Weekend soccer tournament. On September 5-7 2009, Bay Soccer Club proudly hosted 167 youth soccer teams from all over Ohio and several surrounding states at its 32nd annual Bay Challenge Cup tournament.
The warm weather and sunny skies set the stage in Bay Village for a pleasant weekend of soccer and friendly competition. This year, Bay Soccer Club utilized 25 game fields at 5 sites throughout Bay Village for the tournament weekend including the club’s home site at Cahoon Park where many of the soccer fields have a Lake Erie view.
BSC board members and the tournament committee volunteer countless hours over several months to plan, prepare for and manage the Bay Challenge Cup. Hundreds of parents from Bay’s travel soccer teams volunteer their time during the tournament to help with registration, sell t-shirts, serve as site directors and field marshals during games, and set up the soccer fields.
City of Bay Village service department employees also help prepare the city’s game fields and maintain them during the tournament weekend. Several teams from Bay Village and Westlake made an appearance in the championship games for their divisions on Monday morning.
Representing Bay Village were the Bay Bulls (U12 Boys), Bay Galaxy (U13 Boys A), and Bay Celtic (U13 Boys). Both the Bulls and the Galaxy took home first place trophies.
Westlake’s strong presence in the finals was marked by the Westlake Tigers (U10 Girls), Westlake United Green (U11 Boys), Westlake Powerstrikers (U12 Girls), Westlake Predators (U12 Boys), and Westlake Express (U10 Boys). Victors were the Powerstrikers and the Express.
Bay Soccer Club is a not-for-profit organization that provides organized soccer to the youth of our community and has over 2,700 members, including players, parents and coaches. For more information about Bay Soccer Club or the Bay Challenge Cup tournament, visit www.baysoccer.org.