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Skills challenge adds to full day of soccer festivities at Highmark Stadium on June 16

The International Champions Cup match that will be played at Heinz Field between Borussia Dortmund and Benfica won’t take place until , but game organizers are already bringing festivities to the Pittsburgh area to celebrate this match.

Event organizers will be hosting a Skills Challenge as a free event, coming to Pittsburgh at Highmark Stadium on June 16th!

Participants will engage in four challenges, receiving points based upon their performance in dribbling, shooting, juggling and passing.

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The challenge will be hosted in 12 cities around the US with one taking place on June 16th at Highmark Stadium from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Comprised of 4 different challenges (passing, dribbling, juggling and shooting) and 3 different gender specific age groups (U12, U16 and Open), the winners from each division will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the International Champions Cup match between Borussia Dortmund and Benfica at Heinz Field on Wednesday, July 25th where they will receive an award and be honored on the pitch during halftime.
To sign up for the Pittsburgh competition, the registration links below:

Top participants will be awarded in each of the three age groups (U12, U16 and Open age) in male and female divisions.

Winners will receive two match tickets to the International Champions Cup match between Borussia Dortmund and Benfica on July 25 and will be awarded their trophy during halftime!

It will be a busy day at Highmark Stadium on June 16, as it will also be WQED for Neighborhood Night when the Riverhounds SC return to action against NY Red Bulls II (kickoff set for 7 p.m.)!

Among the festivities around WQED night include:

  • Fans are encouraged to dress like Mister Rodgers’ for their chance to win a WQED/Riverhounds prize package.
  • A special PBS character mask giveaway for the first 1000 fans
  • Mister Rodgers’ theme song sing-a-long during halftime
  • A twelve foot Inflatable Daniel Tiger by our West Gate
  • A special appearance by author Rick Sebak
  • Bourbon sampling provided by Buffalo Trace (must be 21 and older)
  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m. — with $1 Beers until Kickoff
  • And other fun activities presented by AHN for kids and dadsGates

Also, please be aware that Highmark Stadium will be initiating a clear bag policy for all events. Click here to learn more



John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

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