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Soccer Spotlight:
Philadelphia KiXX Present Citizens Bank 3v3 Challenge at Haddon Heights
Inaugural Tournament Scheduled for September 25-26

Thursday, August 26, 2004

By David Deal
Philadelphia KiXX Director of Communitions

The Philadelphia KiXX announced today that the club has partnered with Citizens Bank and the Haddon Heights Soccer Club to present the inaugural Citizens Bank Philadelphia KiXX 3v3 Challenge at Haddon Heights. The tournament is offered to male and female players of all ages with the boys/men’s competition scheduled for September 25 and the girls/women’s bracket slated for September 26. All games will be held at the Haddon Heights Soccer Field, which is located off Devon Road in Haddon Heights, NJ.

WXTU 92.5 FM and WRDW WIRED 96.5 FM have signed on as the exclusive media partners of the event. Donato’s Pizza, Sports Authority and JAKO USA join Citizens Bank as corporate partners. Along with outstanding soccer action, the 3v3 Challenge will feature a soccer village consisting of various food, merchant, and entertainment venues.

Each participating team is guaranteed a minimum of three games, each 24 minutes in length, versus teams of similar age and skill. For each win, the team is awarded two points, while a tie garners one point; if necessary, a tie-breaker system will be used to determine the overall winner of that particular age group. Each player receives an official tournament T-shirt and a voucher to the 2004-05 KiXX home opener. In addition, prizes will be awarded to the champions of each age bracket.

Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania is a $27.3 billion state-chartered bank with dual headquarters in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. It has more than 390 branches, more than 630 ATMs and a convenient network of commercial banking offices throughout Pennsylvania. It also operates seven retail branches and seven ATMs in southern New Jersey. It has approximately 5,300 employees.

For more information or to obtain a 2004 Citizens Bank Philadelphia KiXX 3v3 Challenge brochure, contact the club’s Executive Office at 1-888-888-KiXX (5499) or register online at

The KiXX have scheduled an open tryout and an invitational combine for players (18 and older) interested in showcasing their skills and possibly becoming a member of the team. The open tryout will be held on September 9-10 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm ET, while the combine is slated for September 11-12 with training scheduled for 9:00 am to 1:00 pm ET on Saturday and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET on Sunday. Both sessions will be held at Tri-State Sports, the team’s official practice facility, which is located at 63 Concord Road in Aston, PA.

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