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Empowering Communities: CALIFORLEB's Impact through the Cedar Cup Tournament

Updated: Apr 22

CALIFORLEB, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting Lebanese communities in California through sports and various activities, hosted the highly anticipated Cedar Cup this weekend at The Kinecta Soccer Center in Torrance. The event was more than just a soccer tournament; it was a gathering of friends, families, and supporters with a shared mission to help those in need in Lebanon.

The Cedar Cup was a vibrant celebration, featuring 10 teams competing in a spirited and friendly soccer tournament. The atmosphere was electric as players took to the field, showcasing their skills and teamwork. The winning team, Alpha961, impressed everyone with their excellent performance, taking home the trophy and earning bragging rights until the next Cedar Cup.

The event was held with a significant cause in mind: raising funds to purchase soccer cleats for needy children in Lebanon. With the economic situation in Lebanon becoming increasingly challenging, CALIFORLEB sought to make a tangible difference in the lives of young aspiring soccer players. The funds raised from the Cedar Cup will go a long way toward achieving that goal.

Fieldtalk, a dynamica media outlet celebrating soccer at all levels and commited to authenitic coverage, capturing the spirit of the game through engaging storytelling, innovative marketing and comminiity engagement initiatives, was also present at the event, not only participating in the tournament but also covering the action and capturing the energy of the day. Their involvement added an extra layer of excitement, as they played alongside the other teams while documenting the event to share with a wider audience.

The founders of CALIFORLEB, Sam Ezzedine and Zaid Hijazi, expressed their gratitude to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of the Cedar Cup. They mentioned that the overwhelming response and positive feedback from the participants and attendees inspired them to host more events like this in the future, with plans to expand into different sports and activities.

The Cedar Cup at The Kinecta Center in Torrance was a resounding success, uniting the Lebanese community in California while making a positive impact on the lives of children in Lebanon. CALIFORLEB's commitment to fostering connections and supporting charitable causes is truly commendable, and we look forward to seeing what they have planned next.

For more information on CALIFORLEB and their upcoming events, please visit their website or follow them on social media. If you're interested in getting involved or supporting their cause, don't hesitate to reach out – there's always room for more hands and hearts to make a difference.


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