DALLAS, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spanish-language newspaper Al Dia announces the fifth annual Copa Al Dia, a soccer tournament with 136 teams for local youth players, ages 5-14 years old. The tournament will take place June 9-10, 2012 at Samuel - Garland Park in Dallas, Texas.
"We understand how important sports are, especially soccer to our community. Besides providing excellent local, national and international news coverage, we are extremely proud of our professional and amateur local sports coverage. The goal for Copa Al Dia is to promote health, family fun and the opportunity as a player to be discovered," Al Dia Publisher Alejandro Sanchez Sobrino said.
"Copa Al Dia is one of the biggest youth soccer events in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and Academy Sports + Outdoors is proud to be a supporter of this event for the third consecutive year," said Tim Corkhill, Academy Sports + Outdoors Senior Regional Promotions Coordinator. "We're especially excited to partner with area youth soccer organizations and provide players with the equipment and apparel they need to continue playing this growing sport."
Copa Al Dia will have extensive promotion and coverage through Azteca Channel 55, ESPN Deportes, plus coverage in Al Dia, The Dallas Morning News, Briefing, and the community weekly NeighborsGo. Additionally, game stories and standings will be published on aldiatx.com.
Official sponsors include, Academy Sports + Outdoor, Azteca Dallas 55, and ESPN Deportes.
About Al Dia
Al Dia, the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is published Wednesday and Saturday. Along with its web site, aldiatx.com, which has received numerous awards for excellence in journalism, including being named the 2012 Best Spanish Language Newspaper of the Year by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors (APME). Al Dia is published by The Dallas Morning News, the flagship subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corp. (NYSE: AHC). A. H. Belo publishes special issues that target the Hispanic market, Al Dia in Dallas-Fort Worth, and La Prensa in Riverside.
About A. H. Belo Corporation
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