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February 28, 2005

Julie Foudy joins in the festivities at Soccer Nation 2005

ANAHEIM, CA (February 28, 2005) - 6,000 people passed through the doors of Hall B at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday, February 26, 2005 for Cal South Soccer Nation, Presented by Big Toe Soccer.

World Cup and Olympic Gold Medal Winner Julie Foudy was on hand to sign autographs for countless fans and over 800 coaches and league officials pre-registered for free coaching sessions by world-class coaches such as Anson Dorrance of UNC (Chapel Hill) and Glen Myernick, Assistant Head Coach of the U.S. Men's National Team.

Over 100 exhibitors also filled the hall and many weren't prepared for the onrush of shoppers. "We sold every bench we brought to the show and had to start writing down orders to ship the following week," said Chance Fry, Owner and Partner of Insta-Bench. "We were so busy we didn't even have time to take advantage of all the sales opportunities that existed. We were also thrilled to be able to help out with donations to Cal South's TopSoccer program," he added, referring to the program which annually benefits hundreds of children with mental and physical disabilities.

Check back here soon for information regarding next year's Soccer Nation 2006!