Students Step Off at Marina Green Park Saturday

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step competitionThe Sprite Step Off is coming to Long Beach with the largest national step competition in which undergraduate Greek step teams will compete at 30 events in 20 cities for a share of a $1.5 million scholarship prize pool.

The local competition, which starts Saturday at 2 p.m. at Marina Green Park, is just the first “step” for teams hoping to win big. Winners from this weekend will go on to regional semi-finals and finals with the hope of making it the national competition in Atlanta in January.

The Sprite Step Off is comprised of three main components — the tournament, entertainment and charitable platform — that celebrate the originality and self-expression of multicultural college Greek fraternities and sororities.

Competing teams will donate over 1 million hours of community service over the course of the competition, working alongside the national Sprite Step Off Service Challenge. The SSOSC is a collaboration between the National Pan-Hellenic Council and The Boys and Girls Club of America to help spark community service amongst youth across the country. And since Greeks are ambassadors for attending college (by virtue of the requirements for their membership), Sprite Step Off can be a vehicle to inspire young people to pursue higher education.

The Sprite Step Off gives students the chance to win fortune and fame. In addition to the scholarship awards, the winning fraternity and sorority teams from each of the qualifying round events may win a part in the upcoming “Stomp the Yard” sequel, “Stomp the Yard: Homecoming.”

This local edition of the Step competition is sponsored by Cal State Long Beach. The event begins at 2 p.m. Marina Green Park is located at 700 East Shoreline Drive near the corner of Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach.

For more information or to purchase advance tickets visit Tickets are $10 and can also be purchase at the door.

If you can’t attend, you can still go to and watch videos of the competition. Or, click to watch the video below.

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