October 30, 2017

On Sunday, October 22, Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), in partnership with Irvine Youth Sports, hosted the 37th Annual Harvest Cup Soccer Tournament at the Orange County Great Park. In its 37th year, the Harvest Cup is the longest running community soccer tournament in the City of Irvine’s history, and is now part of IPSF’s Irvine Youth Sports Tournament of Champions, which also encompasses the annual Winter Bowl Flag Football Tournament (January) and Hoops Classic (March). The purpose of these tournaments is to promote school spirit, camaraderie, and unite the Irvine community through district-wide sports tournaments for elementary and middle school students in Irvine.

“As part of our mission to unite the community in support of educational excellence, it was a natural fit for IPSF to include the city’s annual Harvest Cup into our Tournament of Champions.” said Neda Eaton, President and CEO if Irvine Public Schools Foundation. “These tournaments provide exciting, fun opportunities for additional physical sports education, skill development, and promotes health and wellness to students from 34 Irvine schools.”

Nearly 1,000 students competed in the 2017 Harvest Cup. This year, there are 56 teams including 31 boys teams and 25 girls teams. At the close of the event, a tournament cup was presented to the champion in each division. The 2017 Harvest Cup Champions include:

  • Bonita Canyon Elementary School – 5-6 Girls Division
  • Vista Verde Elementary School – 5-6 Boys Division
  • Jeffrey Trail Middle School – 7-8 Girls Division
  • Vista Verde Elementary School- 7-8 Boys Division

At the end of the year, the school with the most points earned through the three Irvine Youth Sports Tournaments will be presented with the IPSF Champions Cup to display at their school.

This year’s Harvest Cup is sponsored by Irvine-based professional soccer team, Orange County Soccer Club.

Photos courtesy of Alex Tolkachev,