International Champions Cup Awards $10,000 Scholarships To Eleven South Florida Students

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Hard Rock Stadium: Theresa Garner,

Relevent Sports: Ben Spencer,


International Champions Cup Awards $10,000 Scholarships To Eleven South Florida Students


MIAMI – Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, today announced eleven South Florida students will be awarded $10,000 scholarships. All scholarship recipients plus a guest will receive a free ticket to this Saturday’s International Champions Cup presented by Heineken game at Hard Rock Stadium between Real Madrid CF and F.C. Barcelona. Below are the student recipients.


  • Cheyenne Ferrin, Charles W. Flanagan High School, Broward County
  • David Espantoso, Mater Academy Charter High, Miami-Dade County
  • Jordano Granados, Cypress Bay High School, Broward County
  • Sandruny Fortune, Miami Northwestern Senior High School, Miami-Dade County
  • Giovani Marks, Booker T. Washington, Miami-Dade County
  • Mikaela Flaherty, Miramar High School, Broward County
  • Marvens Mertune, William H Turner Technical Art High School, Miami-Dade County
  • Khareem Oliver, Coral Gables Senior High School, Miami-Dade County
  • William Fierro, Cypress Bay High School, Broward County
  • Chyanne Dennis, American Heritage High School, Broward County
  • Frantz Paul, North Miami Beach Senior High School, Miami-Dade County

These eleven students are graduated high school seniors who demonstrated a financial need to attend college, has a 2.5 GPA (B average or comparable on the scale) or higher and submitted a 300-500 word essay on the impact the game of soccer has made in their life.


The 2017 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken runs from July 19 – 30 and features 12 matches played across 11 cities throughout the United States. In total, eight teams from around the globe, including England (Manchester United F.C., Manchester City F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C.), Italy (Juventus F.C., AS Roma), France (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.) and Spain (FC Barcelona, Real Madrid C.F.) will compete in this year’s tournament. Fans can follow the ICC on social media at @intchampionscup for exclusive content and announcements, and join the conversation using #2017ICC. Fans can sign up for up news, updates and ticket information at


About Relevent Sports

Relevent Sports provides an innovative approach to building a soccer presence in the United States and around the globe. Relevent Sports showcases the best match-ups and tournaments in soccer featuring the top clubs, international teams and players. Since 2013, Relevent Sports has organized the International Champions Cup; the premier preseason tournament featuring the top European clubs with matches in North America, Europe and Asia.  Utilizing brand development, grassroots planning, corporate sponsors, international touring and philanthropic initiatives, Relevent Sports promotes and grows the love of soccer worldwide.

About the International Champions Cup

The International Champions Cup is the world’s premier summer soccer tournament organized by Relevent Sports, featuring the best clubs from around the world. A staple property of Relevent Sports and RSE Ventures, the International Champions Cup works with leading sponsors such as Heineken, Nike, Orlando, and Ally, among others, to bring the best in soccer to iconic sports venues across North America, Europe and China.

The International Champions Cup has hosted some of the most iconic matchups in the world, including the two most attended soccer matches in U.S. history. First came when Real Madrid C.F. and Manchester United F.C. drew 109,318 fans to Michigan Stadium at the University of Michigan. Real Madrid C.F.  returned to the “Big House” to take on Chelsea F.C. in front of 105,826 fans, second all-time, as part of the 2016 tournament. The International Champions Cup also has hosted the most attended soccer matches in Minnesota (64,101 at U.S. Bank Stadium) and Ohio (86,641 at Ohio Stadium) state history. In its four-year history, Real Madrid C.F., Manchester United F.C., Juventus F.C. and Paris Saint-Germain F.C. have all won installments of the tournament.


About RSE Ventures

Founded in 2012 by Stephen M. Ross and Matt Higgins, RSE Ventures is a multi-national sports and entertainment venture firm with a focus on new technologies. RSE builds, owns and operates companies in sports, media, entertainment and technology, including Catalyst Media Group, VaynerMedia, Vayner/RSE, Relevent Sports, Ascendent Sports Group and the International Champions Cup.