Help Soccer in the Streets Welcome The Ball to Atlanta

Atlanta is one stop of many on The Ball's journey to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer.

Online PR News – 29-January-2014 – Atlanta, GA – Join Soccer in the Streets as we officially welcome The Ball to Atlanta on Friday, February 7th at 11a.m. at the W Hotel downtown. A brief presentation will be followed by a public kick around in Centennial Olympic Park.

The Ball is soccer and the World Cup's equivalent of the Olympic Torch. Its journey began from Battersea Park in London, the location of the first soccer match under modern rules, earlier this year. Instead of being passed from hand to hand like the Torch, is played with and kicked by as many people as possible on its journey to the World Cup. In addition to the public event at Centennial Olympic Park, The Ball will also visit Soccer in the Streets programs during its stay in Atlanta.

For more information on the history of The Ball and its journey, please visit

WHAT: Official welcoming event for The Ball in Atlanta

WHEN: Friday, February 7th
W Hotel event begins at 11a.m., public kick around follows immediately

WHERE: W Hotel- Downtown, 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW, Atlanta, 30308
Centennial Olympic Park

WHO: Andrew Aris and Kai Siegel of Spirit of Football, organizers of The Ball
Jill Robbins, CEO of Soccer in the Streets
City of Atlanta representatives

For more information, please contact Jason Longshore of Soccer in the Streets at