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All of our 2013 sponsors are listed below!  Want to be a sponsor for 2014?  Click here!
 
 
     
The Tournament:
Saturday & Sunday, May 17 & 18
  The 5K:
Friday, May 16
  The Venue:
Mike Rose Soccer Complex
  The Inspiration:
Jason, Jessica, Rylee & Kayden

The Greater Memphis Soccer Association  proudly presents the 5th Annual edition of the River City For Itty-Bitties (RIBS) Soccer Tournament, a 7v7 adult soccer event, on Saturday & Sunday, May 17th & 18th, 2014 at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex in Memphis, Tennessee. 

This year's event will once again benefit the March of Dimes, as well as the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Neuroscience Institute.   Registration is only $250 per team (minimum 11 players, maximum 17). 

Click here to register...deadline is Saturday, May 3rd.

Photos and videos from our previous tournaments are available on our RIBS Facebook page.

Tournament Mailing Address:
RIBS
1016 West Poplar Suite #106-142
Collierville TN 38017

If you can't make it to the tournament or the 5K this year, you can still make a donation through PayPal! 
Click below to donate!

GMSA teams like to travel!  If you're looking for other adult tourneys, check out:
http://www.soccertournament.us/

 

Beginning in 2012, we have kicked off RIBS weekend with "Rylee's Run" 5K on Friday night...it has been a huge success, so we're doing it again!  This year's 5K will be held on Friday evening, May 16th at 7:00 pm, on the course at the beautiful Mike Rose Soccer Complex.

More than 200 runners joined us last year's race, which finished on the field inside the 3,000-seat soccer stadium.

Photos from the first two races can be found on our tournament and 5K Facebook Page.

This is a family event, open to runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and fitness levels.

Awards will once again be given to the top three finishers in each 5K age category (men and women) and overall, as well as masters men/women.  Click here for 2012 and 2013 race results.

Click here for more race details!



The March Of Dimes was founded in 1938, to support the fight to eradicate polio.  Today, the mission of the March Of Dimes
is to improve the health of babies
by preventing birth defects,
premature birth, and infant mortality.

 

The Mike Rose Soccer Complex is a Shelby County Government owned facility that is privately managed and operated by OS Memphis. This successful private-public partnership was engineered by Mayor Jim Rout, the corporate community, John Talley of OS Memphis and the local soccer community.

The Complex in Memphis, Tennessee sits on 136.17 acres conveniently off Bill Morris Parkway. The Mike Rose Soccer Complex was designed to accommodate exhibition games, tournaments, league games, special events, as well as academies, camps and clinics, and coaches' symposiums. More about MRSC...

Patients with brain tumors, epilepsy and other neurological conditions come to LeBonheur from around the country. LeBonheur's Neuroscience Institute ranks among the top pediatric neuroscience programs in the country – and to continue their amazing work, they depend on the generosity of people like you. Every gift helps us save children’s lives.

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Proceeds from the tournament and 5K events will benefit the March Of Dimes, as well as LeBonheur Children's Hospital Neuroscience Institute.  Since their inception, the RIBS Tournament and Rylee's Run have raised more than $47,000 for our charities!

The cause has special meaning to GMSA and several of its members, including Jason & Jessica Vinson, who have played in GMSA for more than a dozen years.  Read more of their special stories and others:

There is no truer statement than “life is a gift, never take it for granted”. Jason and I learned this valuable lesson to be true when our daughter was born prematurely. When it comes to the birth of a child, it is truly a miracle where you cherish each and every moment. More...

             

 


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