Kids contest on Saturday at PPL Park

Photo: Earl Gardner

There will be dribbling contest for boys and girls aged 6-11 at halftime during Saturday’s Philadelphia Union match against DC United at PPL Park.

Five kids will be selected to show off their dribbling skills. Those who have entered the contest but were not selected can enjoy an ice cream party on the sidelines while the contest is taking place.

Parents interested in singing up their young Union fan for the contest can do so at the Verizon FiOS booth at PPL Park, which is located by the Club Shop. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and will be accepted up until kickoff. Entrants must have appropriate footwear and attire. No open-toe shoes will be allowed on the field. The five lucky entrants will have a meet and greet with a Union player after the game. The winner of the dribbling contest will receive an autographed Union jersey.

The contest is part of s series of promotional events from the Union partner that also includes a halftime mini game on July 14 when the Union host the Montreal Impact. Verizon, who also is the official sponsor of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association and the Delaware Youth Soccer Association, is additionally running a Fan of the Week photo contest beginning June 16 through August 15. For more information about the photo contest, click here.

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