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Thursday, July 1 6 p.m. Don Shula Stadium This event is free and open to the public. WHAT: John Carroll University will host the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports Festival Opening Ceremonies and Celebration on Thursday, July 1. The Olympic-style event will include a parade of athletes, interactive activities, face painting, inflatables, food and beverages, live music and entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks show. WHO: Children and teens from across the country and around the world will be in Greater Cleveland for the International Youth Sports Festival, formerly known as the Continental Cup. More than 3,500 athletes from 20 countries are expected to participate in soccer, baseball, and basketball, July 1-4. Visit and click on “International Youth Sports Festival” for the game schedules and locations. (All international athletes will be housed on the John Carroll campus.) WHEN: JULY 1 Opening Ceremony Gates open to the public at 6p.m.; show begins at 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Don Shula Stadium John Carroll University 20700 North Park Boulevard University Heights, OH 44118 CONTACT: Jenny Popis Communications Manager Greater Cleveland Sports Commission 216.363.1128 (office), 216.570.3232 (cell), or