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All-day Box and Ball indoor soccer tournament set

Pagosa schools’ seven Destination ImagiNation teams will hold an indoor soccer tournament on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Both gyms at the Pagosa Middle School on Lewis Street will be filled with co-ed soccer teams of all ages, soccer fans and DI supporters. All proceeds from this action-packed Saturday of family-fun will benefit Pagosa Destination ImagiNation.

The Box and Ball is a logo of Destination ImagiNation, a global academic competition that teaches students creativity, teamwork and problem-solving. Pagosa Springs schools will send teams from all three campuses to the March 19 Southwest Colorado Regional Tournament at Bayfield Middle School. In recent years, Pagosa teams have advanced to the Colorado State Tournament and even the Global Finals Tournament.

No admission will be charged at the door. Funds from team registrations, concessions and a silent auction will go to Pagosa DI.

Registration for each soccer team is only $100. The registration deadline for 16 co-ed soccer teams is Jan. 28. Four teams can register in each of four age divisions: 9 to 11 year olds, 12 to 14 year olds, 15 to 18 year olds, and adults over 18 years. One female must be on the court at all times in this 6 vs. 6 co-ed tournament. First and second place teams receive trophies.

A silent auction will be held in the entryway to the gyms from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. DI supporters can bid on various high-quality silent auction items donated by Pagosa and southwest Colorado merchants. The highest bidder need not be present at 6 p.m. to win. No admission will be charged at the door.

In addition to soccer action and the silent auction, the Box and Ball Indoor Soccer Tournament will feature concessions prepared by DI parents for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Concessions will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Remember, only 16 teams can compete. Call Cheryl Bowdridge at 903-9147 for more details and team registration. The tournament brackets will fill up fast, so don’t delay. Support Pagosa DI students and bring your whole family to the Box and Ball Indoor Soccer Tournament.