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October Preview of Events

October 7, 2015

For Immediate Release
Trish Heffelfinger




Maryland SoccerPlex and Discovery Sports Center October 2015 Preview 


SoccerPlex celebrates 15th anniversary with OktoberPlex, Discovery Cup


Boyds, MD (October 7, 2015) - This October the Maryland SoccerPlex celebrates its 15th anniversary, a milestone which will be recognized during a special ceremony at the first OktoberPlex, a one-day festival on Oct. 10 held simultaneously with the Discovery Cup. Don't miss out on the 15th anniversary festivities, or any of the other exciting events coming up at the SoccerPlex and Discovery Sports Center. 

See below for more information on what to look forward to at the SoccerPlex and Discovery Sports Center in October 2015...

Maryland Elite Basketball
October 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26
Location: Discovery Sports Center
EBL "Elite Basketball League" continues its fall season throughout October as players prepare for the start of high school basketball. EBL is one of the largest and fastest growing youth basketball leagues in Montgomery County. The EBL is a youth basketball league for 1st - 11th grade players, with a mission to teach the fundamentals of basketball, skill development, teamwork, discipline, the ethics of hard work, sportsmanship and leadership. The league was founded by former University of Maryland basketball player and 2002 NCAA National Champion Byron Mouton. 
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Maryland SoccerPlex 15th Anniversary
October 6, 10
Location: Complex Wide

The month of October will be full of festivities at the SoccerPlex and Discovery Sports Center, as we celebrate the venue's 15th anniversary. Since its humble beginning at the turn of the new millennium, the SoccerPlex has evolved into one of the nation's most prestigious sports complexes, home to a wide array of youth, college, professional and international competition. This special milestone will be celebrated with a 15th Anniversary Proclamation during OktoberPlex on Oct. 10 from 4 to 4:30 p.m. The official date of the SoccerPlex's 15th anniversary is Tuesday, Oct. 6. +More Information

Bump Set Drink Volleyball
October 8, 15, 22, 29
Location: Discovery Sports Center
Following the final three weeks of the regular season, the BSD Volleyball playoffs begin on October 29 as teams compete for division titles. The social and competitive volleyball league will decide its champions for the fall season on November 11. 
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Goals for Girls Soccer Event with Cindy Parlow Cone and Kati Jo Spisak 
October 9 (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
Location: Discovery Sports Center
U.S. Soccer Legend Cindy Parlow Cone will lead a discussion on the changing landscape of girls soccer at the youth, college, and professional levels in the U.S. and around the world. Cindy will be joined by former U.S. Youth National Team goalkeeper, pro player, and current head coach of the 2015 W-League Champion Washington Spirit Reserves, Kati Jo Spisak, who has played and coached at the highest levels of the game. Kati will discuss her soccer journey from the youth ranks, to 3-time All-American NCAA goalkeeper to the pros. Cindy leads Goals for Girls, an international program that connects girls from different backgrounds with their peers. Girls soccer players and their families are encouraged to join us for this free event. +More Information

Discovery Cup
October 10-11
Location: SoccerPlex
The Maryland SoccerPlex is honored to present the 9th Annual Discovery Cup, a premier-level youth soccer tournament currently ranked as the No. 72 girls event in the United States by The Discovery Cup features some of the nation's top teams representing the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), US Youth Soccer National League, and various US Youth Soccer and US Clubs Soccer Regional Leagues, including several State Cup champion sides. This year's event will feature more than 200 teams from states such as Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Florida, and the host state of Maryland. 
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October 10 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Location: Stadium Field and Surroundings
The 1st Annual OktoberPlex event will mark the SoccerPlex's 15th anniversary with a fun-filled day of food, festivities, games, music, arts, crafts, and of course, soccer. Activities include pumpkin decorating, face painting, a professional grade rock climbing wall, a 4-in-1 moon bounce, an 18-foot climb n' slide, a D.C. United soccer shooting challenge, an apple-bobbing contest, a pumpkin pie eating contest and scarecrow contest, among others. In partnership with MNCPPC and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, a portion of proceeds from the event will go towards benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness. 
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MD Flames Basketball Fall League 
October 10,17,24,31
Location: Discovery Sports Center
One of Maryland's premier AAU basketball programs, the Maryland Flames, continue their fall season throughout the month at the Discovery Sports Center. The Flames program has boys and girls teams running from 2nd grade to 12th grade, in addition to an open competition age group. They have consistently helped develop college level talent on both the boys and girls sides, and regularly host some of the most competitive local tournaments. +More Information

Metro Stars Basketball Fall League
October 11,18
Location: Discovery Sports Center

SAM Soccer Manna Food Drive 
October 17-18
Location: SoccerPlex
Throughout the weekend, SAM Soccer teams will participate in the Manna Food Drive, bringing in donations as they arrive to the SoccerPlex for their games. Donations are taken to the Manna Food Center in Rockville, a longtime proud partner of SAM Soccer and the Maryland Soccer Foundation. The partnership contributes more than 7 tons of donations to the Manna Food Center on an annual basis. +More Information

Indian Cultural Dance Festival
October 23 
Location: Discovery Sports Center

Germantown Preschool and Family Fair
October 25 (3-5 p.m.)
Location: Discovery Sports Center
The 2015 Germantown Preschool and Family Fair will be held on Sunday, October 25 from 3-5 pm at the Discovery Sports Center. The 16th Annual Germantown Preschool & Parenting Fair is hosted by the MOMS Club of Germantown-North, providing parents and expecting parents with information for pregnancy and childbirth, pediatric healthcare, pre-schools and childcare, private schools, extracurricular activities, birthday parties, and parent resources. +More Information

Church of the Redeemer HarvestFest
October 30
Location: Discovery Sports Center

Church of the Redeemer is set to host its annual Harvest Festival, a day of family fun. The fall event features carnival games, seasonal food and treats, and various fellowship activities. Admission is free for adults and children 2 years of age and younger, and $5 for children 3 and older. Children are encouraged to wear family-friendly costumes. This is an indoor event. +More Information

About the Maryland SoccerPlex

The Maryland SoccerPlex ( - 18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841) features 22 professionally maintained, regulation-sized soccer fields. The SoccerPlex offers a combination of playing surfaces with 11 Kentucky bluegrass fields, 7 Bermuda grass fields, 3 synthetic turf fields with lights and an award-winning Kentucky bluegrass stadium field with lights and permanent bleacher seating.

The SoccerPlex hosts youth leagues, adult leagues, youth tournaments, NCAA Division I college matches and conference championships (ACC), U.S. Open Cup matches (D.C. United), professional women's matches (Washington Spirit) and a variety of international teams and competitions.



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