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Soccer fever comes to the big screen at Phinney Center

June 8th, 2010 · Comments

Friday marks an important day for soccer fans everywhere as the 2010 World Cup begins in South Africa. For the first time, the Phinney Neighborhood Center at 6532 Phinney Ave. N. is getting in on the action by showing 45 World Cup matches on a high-definition big screen.

Admission is by suggested donation of $3 for adults and $2 for children under 18, or $10 for the whole family. The screen will be set up in Community Hall in the Brick Building.

All but five of the matches will be shown live. For a full list of the matches from June 11 through July 11, click here.

Families from all over town (and beyond) can experience the unique excitement of a World Cup at this all-ages event. In addition to a variety of food vendors you will also find face painters, great door prizes, and free WiFi to round out the event.

The World Cup comes around every four years and this year’s edition will be held in South Africa. It’s the first time that the tournament will be hosted on the African continent. The PNA will honor this momentous occasion by providing information about local charities that support African countries.

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