Heartland Soccer Association, America’s largest league and tournament host, is excited for the return of one of the region’s largest tournaments, the Midwest Mother’s Day Classic. Over 400 teams will compete this weekend, May 7-9, at the world-class Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex and Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex.

Founded in 2008, Heartland Soccer assumed management of the soccer event in 2015 drawing 309 teams including teams from Winnipeg, Canada. A year later and the Mother’s Day Classic has grown by nearly 100 teams, making it the largest Mother’s Day soccer tournament to ever take place in KC.

“The Midwest Mother’s Day Classic consistently attracts over 400 boys and girls teams from all over the Midwest; we are excited to welcome those teams back to the pitch this year for this first-class tournament,” explained Shane Hackett, Heartland Soccer Association executive director. “We are proud to celebrate Mom’s all across the country at our event and play some great soccer as well. No better place to do it than Kansas City.”

The tournament gives teams from across the Midwest an opportunity to enjoy high-level competition against other elite youth soccer teams. The economic impact is estimated to be $7.9 million over the weekend (event estimations provided by Visit KC).

Considering the importance of local media to our sport, we encourage and invite the media to attend and cover the event! The first set of games will start at 5:30PM on Friday. Saturday and Sunday games will begin at approximately 8:00AM with the award ceremonies starting after noon on Sunday.

About Heartland Soccer Association

Heartland Soccer Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operates to support the development of youth soccer players with league and tournament play in Kansas City. Our operations are supported through league fees, sponsorships and donations by companies and individuals.

Heartland Soccer is the largest youth soccer league and tournament host in the United States with more than 4,000 teams and 70,000 youth players participating in league and tournaments.   Heartland Soccer Association was formed in 1977 and continues to be a leader in youth soccer with operations at four world class soccer complexes:  SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex, GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex, Swope Soccer Village and Compass Minerals Sporting Fields.  For more information, visit www.HeartlandSoccer.net

Heartland Soccer has opportunities for league and tournament partnership and sponsorship.  Heartland partners with like-minded businesses who understand that investing in young people today creates a better community for all in the future. Partners are important team members in creating an increasingly growing soccer family in our community. Sponsorship provides businesses with increased brand visibility while making a direct impact on developing Kansas City’s youth through soccer. For more information on sponsorship, please contact Bridgette Samuelson, Director of Partnership Development and Operations at bridgette@heartlandsoccer.net.