The Milan Committee of CSCI sponsored a high school soccer team from the Collegio Gallio in Como, Italy to participate in the first annual Chicago KICS Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament that took place July 19–26, 2014. The KICS Cup brought together local, national and international youth soccer teams, as well as their families and friends.
For the team, it was a great experience to not only take part in a major youth soccer tournament, but also to have a cultural immersion into Chicago while interacting with other teams from around the world.
To welcome the team to Chicago, the Milan Committee hosted a free reception on Sunday, July 20 from 4:30-6:30 pm in the Chicago Cultural Center’s 5th Floor Millennium Park Room before the Opening Ceremony of the tournament in Millennium Park at 7 pm. One-hundred guests welcomed the team with food, beverages and a speaking program.