Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 11 Proclaimed National USA Bid and FIFA World Cup Day



Supervisor, Fourth District               822 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration              Los Angeles  90012





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           Contact:         David A. Sommers

                  (213) 974-1095 






LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2010 In an effort to support the U.S. Men’s National Team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the USA Bid Committee for 2018 and 2022, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion by Supervisor Don Knabe to proclaim June 11th, 2010 as “National USA Bid and FIFA World Cup Day.”


“In the spirit of FIFA’s goal of bringing together people of all nations under one banner of peace, friendship and spirited but fair competition on the stage of the world’s most popular sport and athletic event,” said Knabe.  “The County of Los Angeles joins in support of the Men’s National Team and USA Bid Committee in helping return the FIFA World Cup to the United States for a new generation of Americans and their guests.”


Residents can increase the United States’ chance of being named host of the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022 by adding their name to the online petition on


“I urge all County residents to add his or her name to the online petition to bring the FIFA World Cup to the United in 2018 or 2022,” added Knabe.


The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off June 11th, with the USA Men’s National Team playing their first match on June 12th.


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