MIAMI , April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NUU Mobile, a global manufacturer and supplier of unlocked smartphones, today announced the company will host the Ronaldinho Globe Street Cup, a street soccer tournament to be held in the Wynwood area of Miami on May 26 and 27.
Carefully hand-selected by Brazilian football legend and current FC Barcelona ambassador Ronaldinho, the Ronaldinho Globe Street Team (RGST), in partnership with NUU Mobile, is inviting local teams to apply and submit a video in order to take part in the tournament. Ronaldinho will select 8 teams to participate, but he will not be present at the event.
“Street soccer has a strong following in Miami and has grown to become a global sport,” said Tim Clemens, senior vice president of NUU Mobile. “With no barriers to entry, all you need to play is a soccer ball. This event will not only be an opportunity for local athletes to demonstrate their skills and compete in a friendly tournament, but it also offers the public an incredible opportunity to watch as some of the greatest street soccer players in the world spread positivity and inspiration through the most authentic form of this game.”
RGST competes in various street soccer tournaments around the world, and this will be the team’s first event this year. Ronaldinho’s hand-selected team will represent him in an opening game against a selection of local athletes and will also play the winners of the tournament in the closing game. The team is composed of Edward Van Gils, Randall do Rosario, Orry Promes and Issy Hamdoui. The team’s mission is to challenge the best players around the world while creating a positive social influence in global communities.
To add social impact and inclusive values to these events, NUU Mobile is working in collaboration with RGST athletes, local partners and South Florida youth organizations to develop a “social workshop” that will leave a legacy of inspiration and empowerment through street soccer. The social workshop event and details are currently being finalized.
“Intervention in children in crisis is specifically important to decrease their risk of becoming marginalized,” said Clemens. “In addition to being a great benefit to participants’ physical and mental health, sport and physical activity can be extremely valuable in the context of social inclusion and integration.”
The tournament will offer food trucks, live music and a bar. Local bands, DJs and artists will perform on the NUU Mobile Stage, interacting with the audience before matches, between matches and at the end of each day.
Each team will be composed of four players, one coach and one staff member. Teams can include male and female players. All teams must submit a 30-second video with the four athletes playing together. Teams interested in applying can visit rgst.nuumobile.com to sign up.
About NUU Mobile
NUU Mobile is headquartered in Miami, Florida; and Hong Kong, with offices in Minnesota, London, Indonesia, and India. The company has manufactured and supplied high-quality, reasonably-priced, unlocked smartphones since 2012, and employs over 3,000 people worldwide with over 250 R&D staff.
As partners in sport, NUU Mobile is proud to present the Ronaldinho Globe Street Cup in Miami’s Wynwood district on May 26-27, 2018. This exciting street soccer youth tournament features the Ronaldinho Globe Street Team, an elite group of soccer stars hand-picked by current Brazilian football legend and FC Barcelona ambassador Ronaldinho. The RGSC also includes various workshops and events aimed at providing a positive social impact for local children in the South Florida community. NUU Mobile believes sports are as inclusive as technology, and that the future can be brighter for our children, who can be inspired through sports by famous athletes.
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