Puma Cup another success for Raptors

Rockford Raptors FC played host to the Puma Champions Cup College Showcase over the weekend, welcoming players and families from more than 200 soccer teams to the area.

The College Showcase featured teams from U-12 to U19 age groups in both boys and girls divisions. More than 300 games were played at the Mercy Sportscore Two complex during the two day tournament.

And coming this weekend, more than 500 teams will come back to town for the Puma Champions Cup, marking the 15th year Rockford has hosted the event.

We’ve hosted Puma Cup for many years now and it runs so smoothly because of the region’s great sports facilities and partnerships we’ve made with the Rockford Raptors and Rockford Park District,” said Lindsay Arellano, RACVB director of sales and servicing.

The Raptors have also announced their partnership with Rangers FC will see a third year, as the Scottish club’s ID Camp returns to Rockford June 15-17.

Rangers, 54-time champions of Scotland, will send coaches from their North American and U.K.-based staff to work with boys and girls ages 8-to-17.

Cost of the camp is $135. For more information visit rockfordraptors.org.

–Staff report

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