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FORD CO-SPONSORS WOLVERINE SOCCER TOURNAMENT

 DEARBORN, Mich., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the best youth soccer players in the Midwest will compete July 10-12 in the 14th Annual Wolverine Soccer Tournament, co-sponsored by Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA).
 The games, beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, will be played at Schoolcraft College and Bicentennial Park in Livonia. The tournament will continue through Sunday at both locations, and the championship games will be held at Schoolcraft College starting at 9 a.m. Monday.
 The Wolverine tournament is one of the Midwest's most prestigious youth soccer events, and will attract more than 125 teams of boys and girls 19 and under -- approximately 3,000 participants.
 Profits from the tournament support the Michigan Olympic Player Development Program, which is designed to prepare young athletes for Olympic tryouts.
 Ford's sponsorship is part of an ongoing effort to support young people with quality opportunities to excel. The company also awards $1,000 college scholarships to five Michigan high school soccer players who are members of the MSYSA.
 During the tournament, a number of Ford vehicles will be on display, including the Mercury Villager minivan, Ford Taurus, Ford Explorer, Ford Ranger Splash pickup and the Mustang Cobra.
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 /CONTACT: Frank Sopata of Ford, 313-322-1300/
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