CITY HALL (CBS) — While many people are wondering about the future of immigrants under the new administration, the Kenney administration in Philadelphia just gave them something to cheer about.
Planning for the Unity Cup was unveiled Friday by city officials. Joanna Otero-Cruz is deputy managing director of Community Services, she said the Unity Cup will represent many cultural backgrounds.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
“Given today’s politics, where hope sometimes seems to be a little dismal, the Unity Cup is that much more significant, a symbol of Esperanza, of Hope and Unity.”READ MORE: Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
Last year, 32 teams participated in the event, with Ivory Coast capturing the championship. This year, it’s an unlimited number of teams that will be able to participate. Mayor Jim Kenney said this is the second year of the cup, and some changes will be made.
“We’re gonna correct some of the issues we had, there weren’t many, tweak some of the things we need to tweak to make it better. And then have another great tournament,” he said.MORE NEWS: Friday Night In New Jersey Looks Like Something Out Of 2019 As Restrictions Eased
For more information on registration, go to Unitycupphila.gov.