Thursday, July 1

6 p.m.

Don Shula Stadium

This event is free and open to the public.


WHAT:                John Carroll University will host the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports Festival Opening Ceremonies and Celebration on Thursday, July 1.

The Olympic-style event will include a parade of athletes, interactive activities, face painting, inflatables, food and beverages, live music and entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks show.

WHO:                   Children and teens from across the country and around the world will be in Greater Cleveland for the International Youth Sports Festival, formerly known as the Continental Cup. More than 3,500 athletes from 20 countries are expected to participate in soccer, baseball, and basketball, July 1-4.


Visit  and click on “International Youth Sports Festival” for the game schedules and locations.  


(All international athletes will be housed on the John Carroll campus.)


WHEN:                JULY 1

Opening Ceremony

Gates open to the public at 6p.m.; show begins at 7:30 p.m.      

WHERE:             Don Shula Stadium

John Carroll University

                                20700 North Park Boulevard

                                University Heights, OH 44118

CONTACT:         Jenny Popis

                                Communications Manager

                                Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

                                216.363.1128 (office),  216.570.3232 (cell), or

Posted on June 21, 2010