72 Hour Game Moved
Marathon match will place on Rocky Mountain Cup weekend around October 14th
Jun 21st 2011

Dear Participant

The 72 Hour Marathon Charity Soccer Match has been postponed from the 4th of July Weekend and will now take place around the visit of Real Salt Lake in the Rocky Mountain Cup on October 14th. On behalf of the BSG, I would like to personally apologize to all the participants and volunteers who have already signed up to take part and I encourage you to return any contributions you may have collected.

While we would have loved to have done the event in 10 days we have taken the decision to move after undertaking a complete review with the Colorado Rapids & KSE now that the details of the Rapids 4th Fest are confirmed.

First, the latest forecasts indicate that the weather presents too much of a health hazard for the players, with the potential for 100 plus deg. temperatures during the day and prolonged, dangerous thunderstorms in the evening. Secondly, it was felt that adding a 72 hour soccer match to the already congested line-up of 4th Fest puts an unrealistic burden on the Park over that weekend and takes away from 4th Festís unique character as an event. Finally, and most importantly, by moving the event we believe that we give it a greater chance of logistical success & maiximise the amount of money we can raise for charity.

I can confirm that all other BSG arrangements for the Rapids v Houston game on Sunday July 3rd, such as the buses & pregame tailgate are unaffected. Details can still be found here.

I understand that many people will be frustrated that the event will not take place over the 4th of July Weekend, but I ask that you trust me in my assessment that we can make this event even bigger and better in a few months. I want to thank everyone who signed up, the BSG, The Colorado Rapids Staff, KSE, and Kroenke Sports Charities for all their efforts. I look forward to working with all of you to making the event a success in October.

Yours Sincerely,

Christopher Moyer

Event Coordinator

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