DURHAM, N.C. – Eight-time champion of the Mexican soccer league, Cruz Azul, will play an international scrimmage match against the popular El Salvadorian team, Club Deportivo Aguila, on Saturday, July 17, at O’Kelly Riddick Stadium on the campus of North Carolina Central University, marking the first international match of such caliber in Durham. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.
“Food Lion Sabor Latino is very proud to host this event in North Carolina,” said Food Lion Marketing Manager Daniel Herrera. “It will bring together the entire community for a night of entertainment and fun; in addition, the scholarship program will help current and future generations.”
Food Lion and PMG have partnered with The North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals (NCSHP) to raise scholarship funds during this match for North Carolina students.
“We, at NCSHP, are extremely honored that Food Lion invited us to be part of this important event,” said Marco Zarate, President of NCSHP. “These two teams are of an extremely high caliber, and are very well known in the soccer community.”
Carlos Siercke, CEO of PMG, added “Cruz Azul is historically one of the best clubs in America, and I’m sure the team will provide a great match for fans. In addition, we’re excited to promote the game and plan to grow this event for years to come. Not only is this game important to the soccer fans of North and South Carolina, but it will promote continuing education in the Hispanic community.”
Tickets for this match are available online at http://www.ez-tixx.com
or by phone at 1-877-993-8499. Individual game tickets are being sold for $30 at the Spectator level, $40 at Premium level.