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Warrior Classic soccer tournament celebrates 25th year

HUBER HEIGHTS – What do the numbers 8 million, 500, 25, and five have in common? They are all milestone numbers for the 25th annual adidas Warrior Classic, and the Warrior Soccer Club.

When first conceptualized three decades ago, tournament co-director Carol Maas said that about 50-60 teams were expected and 162 participated in the event.

“They came from all over,” she said.

Maas, who is now in her 25th year helping to oversee what is arguably the Dayton region’s premier youth soccer tournament, if not its premier youth sporting event, sees her participation with the adidas Warrior Classic as a true “labor of love.”

Asked if she has issues dealing with the complexities of managing the event Maas responded, “Some days yes, most days not.”
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Soccer Photos from South Africa (2003)

In 2003, the Warrior Soccer Club of Dayton, Ohio, donated uniforms, soccer boots and balls to Emthonjeni, a foundation that operates school and youth programs in Soweto and Sweetwaters, communities south of Johannesburg. More than 200 uniforms were donated.

In light of the renewed soccer focus on South Africa, I thought it would be a really cool idea to share these photos.

The story appeared originally in the Dayton Daily News