Tour of a Lifetime: Dallas Tornado World Tour Exhibit

Submitted by jkp0135 on Mon, 10/01/2018 - 9:21am
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, December 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Dallas Tornado Soccer Club was the first professional soccer team in Texas. It was founded by two wealthy sports fanatics in 1967, coached by a Yugoslavian immigrant, and employed only one American player. Team members were recruited and trained at the beginning of a whirlwind tour, which took them through 20 different countries over 7 months and consisted of 45 matches against some of the best and worst soccer teams in the world. The young men on the team, aged 18-22, truly experienced the variety of life during this journey, with many lessons being conveyed by their lone chaperone, mentor and coach, Mr. Bob Kap.

Materials in the exhibit come from the Bob Kap Collection.

The exhibit can be viewed in the Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room, Willis 137, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Or view the digital exhibit at your convenience.

UNT Special Collections, Willis 437
Event open to: 
Open to the public
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Department or Sponsor: 
UNT Special Collections
Contact Name: 
Jaimi Parker
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Contact Phone: 
(940) 565-2769
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Not Applicable