Eight teams consisting mostly of union Line Clearance Tree Trimmers competed in the four-game tournament while friends and family soaked up the sun and dined on fresh-made tacos and cold beverages. Kids competed in their own unofficial soccer games and smacked around a couple of candy-laden piñatas as well.
Capturing first place in the tournament was the Silver team sponsored by Trees Inc., SMUD/San Joaquin. Second place went to the Light Blue team sponsored by Davey Tree, Santa Rosa. Third place went to the Purple team, sponsored by Trees Inc., Fresno Division.
Medals were presented by Local 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell.
The other teams competing were:
Gold, sponsored by Davey Tree, Marin
Dark Blue, sponsored by Asplundh, Bakersfield
Red, sponsored by Davey Tree and Martinez Tree, Napa
Green, sponsored by Davey Tree, East Bay and Concord Division
Orange, sponsored by Utility Tree, Yolo/Solano
More details, action photos, and video from the First Annual Gold Cup Soccer tournament will be posted on-line in the future and will also appear in the next Utility Reporter. Team photos appear below.
The other teams competing in the tournament were: