OC Gears Up for St. Pat’s Tourney

OCEAN CITY- The Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department’s annual St. Patrick’s Soccer Tournament turns 20 this year with 150 teams and hundreds of players from all over the mid-Atlantic region expected to converge on the resort for the three-weekend event.

From modest beginnings 20 years ago when competition was held in just four divisions, the annual St. Patrick’s Tournament has grown by leaps and bounds over the years and is now one of the largest events of its kind. The 2008 tournament will host 150 teams competing in 12 divisions and will be held over three weekends beginning February 29. The tournament will be held on three consecutive weekends starting February 29-March 2 through March 14-16.