Dallas Cup Executive Director, Peter Davis, has recently announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Although already involved in the 2023 Dallas Cup, following the 2023 edition of the tournament this April, Andy Rah and Kate Porter are set to join the organization, bringing with them a wealth of experience and expertise.
Andy Rah is a marketing expert with over 17 years of experience in product development, brand management, social media, traditional media, and public relations. He has worked with several international beauty brands, including TIGI/Bedhead and Macadamia Beauty, and has launched successful haircare brands such as Flawless by Gabrielle Union and Sauce Beauty. He is also an active member of the youth soccer community in DFW, with his daughter playing for FC Dallas and his son playing for Renegades Soccer Club. Andy holds a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Georgetown University. "I'm so excited to join the amazing team at Dallas Cup and look forward to helping the team build upon its great historical success," said Rah.
Kate Porter is a partner in the Dallas office of Vela Wood P.C., where she chairs the firm’s sports law practice group. Her law practice focuses on representing sports organizations and leagues in a variety of matters, including commercial transactions and international and domestic disputes. Kate also serves as a member of the Investigatory Body for the Aquatics Integrity Unit of World Aquatics. A former Division I soccer collegiate student-athlete, Kate is a lifelong fan of soccer. Some of her favorite memories include watching the U.S. Women’s National Team win the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and attending the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Kate holds a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, an LL.M. in International Sports Law from ISDE (Madrid, Spain) and a B.A. in Communication and Spanish from Wake Forest University. Kate lives in Dallas with her husband, six year-old daughter and dog, Oreo.
“I am thrilled to join the Board of the Dallas Cup and am excited to help the organization continue to grow and expand. “ "We're thrilled to have both Andy and Kate join our Board of Directors," said Dallas Cup Board of Directors President, Jim Trebilcock. "Their experience and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to grow and evolve as an internally recognized organization."
The 2023 Dallas Cup is set to kick off an April 1 and will run through April 9 in the Greater Dallas area. Tickets are on sale now for the marquee opening day event at Cotton Bowl Stadium, featuring boys and girls teams from four continents, including some of the biggest names in international soccer like Real Madrid, Fulham FC, Sao Paulo FC, and CF Monterrey.
On Monday, the full tournament schedule was released. With a total of 272 teams from 20 countries competing for the coveted “Boot & Ball' championship trophy, this is a tournament you won't want to miss!