The 8th annual Copa Motor City soccer tournament raised nearly $10,000 for the Clark Park Coalition. The event, held on Sunday, August 20th brought together over 250 people at Clark Park for a day of exciting soccer matches, family fun activities for kids, live music by DJ Cisco, and a market with local vendors. Prizes sponsored by the vendors were given away in a raffle, the top prize of a Roku TV went home with one of the players.
This year, Copa Motor City expanded its reach with its fourth e-sport tournament for both PlayStation and Xbox gamers. The field contained 36 players from across the country, showcasing the growing popularity of e-sports beyond Detroit and Michigan. Each player had the opportunity to stream their matches on platforms like Twitch, engaging a wider audience.
General Motors emerged victorious in a thrilling match against the formidable team from Ford in the semifinals before ultimately securing the championship title against Flagstar on the last game of the day. Ford claimed the bronze medal after a penalty shootout victory against Deloitte. On the e-Sports Tournament, Jorge de Jesus Hidalgo showcased exceptional gaming skills and took home the gold on Xbox. The PlayStation final between Terrance Dwamena and Phillip Asaju will be played and streamed on August 30th.
Beyond the excitement of the competition, Copa Motor City remains committed to its primary goal of giving back to Southwest Detroit community. The funds raised from the tournament will support the Clark Park Coalition, local organizations, and provide scholarships to deserving local students. Copa Motor City continues to foster community engagement and enjoyment through the beautiful game of soccer.