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Austin Refugee Day Festival, Soccer Tourney

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The American Red Cross Serving Central Texas invites community members to join us for the second annual Austin Refugee Day Festival and Soccer Tournament on Saturday, May 6th from 11 AM - 4 PM at the Onion Creek Soccer Complex (5600 E William Cannon Dr. Austin, TX 78744).

This free event is open to the public and will be a fun park day for the community! It will include a 7-on-7 soccer tournament with a cash prize, kids’ activities including inflatables like a Velcro wall and bounce house, carnival games for prizes, face painting and more.

The Gourdough’s food truck will be onsite offering a lunch menu and delicious doughnuts.

Information and resource booths will also be set up so attendees can learn more about refugee services and resources in Central Texas. 

People are encouraged to attend as a volunteer, soccer tournament participant, or to simply enjoy the festivities. To sign up to volunteer, please visit this link.

This event is jointly hosted by multiple refugee service agencies here in Austin and will be a chance to celebrate the refugee population in our community. Partner organizations include: 

·         American Red Cross Serving Central Texas

·         Caritas of Austin

·         Catholic Charities of Central Texas

·         GirlForward

·         Interfaith Action of Central Texas

·         Multicultural Refugee Coalition

For more information, visit the event Facebook page or Follow us on Twitter at @CenTexRedCross or Like “American Red Cross Serving Central Texas” of Facebook for the latest local Red Cross news.


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.