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#173587 - 05/16/17 10:55 AM 2018 NIKE Palmetto Cup - Columbia, SC
Kevin Heise Offline

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Registered: 12/24/01
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Loc: Cayce


The 2018 NIKE Palmetto Cup will be held April 3-5 at the beautiful Saluda Shoals Complex in Columbia.

When: 2018 dates are April 3-5 (Easter Sunday is April 1)

Where: Saluda Shoals Athletic Complex - 6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29212

Who: All HS boys varsity teams are welcome to participate, but we plan to field a 16-24 team tourney.

Cost: $450 per team, plus each team is required to purchase a minimum of 18 t-shirts at $15 per shirt. Shirt order form is due March 8, 2018.

​Sanctioning: NFHS & SCHSL

Contacts: Kevin Heise at kheise@grayca.com or Kyle Heise kyle.heise@sc.rr.com for more information.

Why the NPC: Great NIKE gear for coaches! Premier facilities! Three officials for every match!

For more information, please visit - 2018 NIKE PALMETTO CUP.


Edited by Kevin Heise (05/30/17 03:57 PM)

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#173741 - 06/28/17 12:44 PM Re: 2018 NIKE Palmetto Cup - Columbia, SC [Re: Kevin Heise]
Kevin Heise Offline

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NIKE Palmetto Cup moving to Saluda Shoals in 2018
Thomas Grant, Jr.•

Thu, Jun 29, 2017

Top soccer teams have flocked to Cayce and West Columbia for the NIKE Palmetto Cup for 26 years.

Starting next year, the 3-day tournament will move.
Co-founder Kevin Heise confirmed plans to move the NIKE Palmetto Cup to Saluda Shoals Park off St. Andrews Road April 3-5 in 2018.

"The Saluda Shoals Complex is a beautiful facility that is perfect for a tournament,” Heise said.

"The expectation for the NIKE Palmetto Cup is to be played in a top venue and this fits the bill. The Saluda Shoals Complex has six fields which allow for simultaneous play in true tourney format.”

Throughout Heise’s 28 years at Brookland-Cayce, the NIKE Palmetto Cup was jointly held between his school and Airport High.

StudentSports.com named it "The Southeast’s Premier Boys High School Soccer Tournament” as teams from as far away as Oklahoma and Puerto Rico competed.

The move coincides with his accepting the head coaching job at Gray Collegiate Academy.

A total of 18 teams, including Gray Collegiate, Gilbert, Lexington and Class 5A champion and 5-time NIKE Palmetto Cup champion Wando, have signed up. Heise said he has a good relationship with Nike and it will remain a sponsor.

Gregg Pinner, President of the Greater Cayce/West Columbia Chamber and Visitor’s Center, said while not surprised by the development, he admitted it’s a "slight blow” to the local economy.

As for the Crescent Cup, no decision has been made yet. Heise said Airport High would continue to be a host, but school officials were unavailable for comment.

Attempts to reach Brookland-Cayce athletics director Rusty Charpia were unsuccessful.

NIKE Palmetto Cup moving to Saluda Shoals Complex

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#173793 - 07/17/17 11:44 AM Re: 2018 NIKE Palmetto Cup - Columbia, SC [Re: Kevin Heise]
Kevin Heise Offline

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Registered: 12/24/01
Posts: 5753
Loc: Cayce
2018 Committed Teams
As of July 17, 2017

School (Class) 2017 MaxPreps Rating
Blythewood (SCHSL 5A) #44
Brashier Middle College (SCHSL 2A) #99
Cardinal Newman (SCISA 3A) #5
Clover (SCHSL 5A) #12
A.C. Flora (SCHSL 4A) #27
Fort Mill (SCHSL 5A) #50
Gaffney (SCHSL 5A) #39
Gilbert (SCHSL 3A) #81
Gray Collegiate Academy (SCHSL 2A) #175
Hanahan (SCHSL 3A) #73
T.L. Hanna (SCHSL 5A) #26
Indian River (VA 3A) #55
Lakeside-GA (GHSA 6A) #91
Lexington (SCHSL 5A) #18
North Augusta (SCHSL 4A) #63
South Aiken (SCHSL 4A) #22
*Wando (SCHSL 5A) #1
Wilson (SCHSL 4A) #136
Woodmont (SCHSL 5A) #43


Edited by Kyle Heise (07/17/17 06:11 PM)

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