San Francisco, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 4, 2006–La Alianza de Fútbol Hispano, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to the development and support of Hispanic amateur soccer, announced today that the Southwest Airlines “$1,000,000 Kick Sweepstakes” will make its way across the country this fall as part of Alianza’s national Hispanic amateur soccer tournament series – the Copa Lowe’s. The sweepstakes will offer fans attending Copa Lowe’s tournaments, as well as players in the hundreds of leagues that Alianza works with, the opportunity to register for the “Southwest Airlines $1,000,000 Kick Sweepstakes”.
“We are very excited about this promotion, and are grateful to Southwest Airlines for their support,” said Alianza de Fútbol Hispano’s CEO Richard Copeland. “The Southwest Airlines “$1,000,000 Kick Sweepstakes” is the latest example of how Alianza and its partners are committed to producing fun, family-friendly events that not only showcase the best amateur soccer in the United States, but also provide the Hispanic soccer communities around the country with exciting opportunities.”
At the beginning of 2007, one lucky contestant’s name will be randomly drawn from the pool of registrants. The contestant and a guest will be flown by Southwest Airlines to Los Angeles, and will have the opportunity to attempt the kick for the $1,000,000 cash prize during the Copa Lowe’s Nacional III. The contestant will have to make a 20 yard kick with a #5 regulation size soccer ball through the designated target. Famed Mexican soccer start and ex-national team captain, Alberto Garcia Aspe, will be on hand to root for the lucky contestant.
“For Southwest Airlines, the partnership with Alianza de Fútbol Hispano makes perfect sense. We love to be involved in events that bring the Hispanic community and families together,” said Laura Lopez, Southwest Airlines’ Senior Marketing Specialist. “Southwest Airlines is committed to being the preferred airline for the Hispanic community. We know that through events such as this soccer tournament we achieve our goal.”
At each of the tournament venues, fans can register at the Alianza booth. Additionally, fans can also register by visiting http://www.alianzadefutbol.net or http://www.copalowes.net, or by mailing in an official entry form to: “Southwest Airlines 1,000,000 Kick Sweepstakes”, c/o Alianza de Fútbol, LLC, 425 Second Street, Suite 605, San Francisco, CA 94107. All entry forms must be received by December 31, 2006.
Founded in 2004, La Alianza de Fútbol Hispano (the alliance of Hispanic soccer) is the leading, national organization dedicated to the support and development of amateur, Hispanic soccer in the United States. Through its sponsored local, regional and national Copa Lowe’s tournaments, the organization brings together and showcases the talents of Hispanic amateur players nationwide, and provides a unique opportunity for corporate marketers to reach Hispanic soccer players and their families throughout the United States. La Alianza de Fútbol Hispano and its corporate partners reach out to a growing community of more than 200,000 Latino soccer players and their families. For more information, visit http://www.copalowes.net or http://www.alianzadefutbol.net or call 866-538-4955.
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