The Nov Classic, a new street soccer (futsal) tournament, will bring together some of Milwaukee's biggest brands for a one-of-a-kind experience at Burnham Park on Sunday, Sept. 26.
Starting at 4 p.m., a team led by Cam Will – the event's organizer as well as an artist and former Division I soccer player at UW-Milwaukee – along with seven other squads, represented by Milwaukee brands, will take each other on in an exhilarating single-day futsal tournament that's sure to have even the slightest soccer fan on their feet.
As an added bonus, Will's team will also feature two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup Champion Lauren Holiday on the pitch. Holiday is also the wife of Milwaukee Bucks point guard Jrue Holiday, a duo that continues to give back to Milwaukee ever since their arrival.
For those who may not be so familar with futsal, the sport brings all of the intensity and high-speed action of soccer, but adds in a few game-changing twists. The game is played in a 5-on-5 manner, uses a smaller ball and is played on a hard surface – all of which allows for some sensationally creative goal-scoring action.
In addition to the on-court action, the Nov Classic will feature several Milwaukee companies and brands – including Moda3, Trusted Kicks, Maranta Plant Shop and many more – in an amazing effort to showcase local creators along with a growing sport.
In addition to soccer, one of Will's other passions – music – will also make an appearance at the Nov Classic, which local DJs Gemini Gilly and SnackDaddy providing the beats and atmosphere for the fun and fierce futsal competition.
The Nov Classic is free to attend and begins at 4 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Burnham Park on Milwaukee's south side. (Plus, the first 100 spectators at the Nov Classic will also receive a pretty awesome complimentary Nike x Nov bag.)
For free spectator registration, merch and any additional information, check out the tournament's website. And don't forget to follow the tournament on Instagram and support this amazingly local Milwaukee event.