World Cup fever continues to intensify, with soccer fans across the globe scrambling to fill their World Cup sticker albums. The Austin Peay State University Hispanic Cultural Center and Hispanic Alumni Chapter are embarking on a tour to host World Cup Sticker Exchanges at select businesses. In addition to trading stickers and filling up World Cup sticker albums, there will be free giveaways for those that can answer soccer trivia questions correctly. Participants will also receive Lady Govs Soccer posters, and be able to speak with staff members about Austin Peay, the APSU Hispanic Alumni Chapter and resources provided by the APSU Hispanic Cultural Center.
Every four years, the Italian publishing company Panini releases a World Cup sticker album and stickers of each player for the 32 countries competing in the tournament. Stickers are also made with additional images, such as team pictures, logos and pictures of the stadiums. In Clarksville, individuals can purchase a pack of seven stickers for 99 cents or a sticker album for $1.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods, select Walgreens and Wal-Mart. The Hispanic Cultural Center will be at the following organizations and businesses with more than 50 stickers to trade:
- Walgreens at 1460 Fort Campbell Boulevard on June 24, 2014 from 4-5 p.m. You can purchase a sticker album and stickers at this location.
- World Mart International Marketplace at 1681 Fort Campbell Boulevard on June 25, 2014 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. This is a new store in Clarksville selling European, Middle Easter, Mediterranean, North African and Indian groceries, spices, food, drink and other items.
- Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library’s small meeting room at 350 Pageant Lane on July 1 from 4-5 p.m.
- Canela Mexican Grill at 3080 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard on July 2, 2014 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. This is a new family restaurant featuring Mexican and Latin American cuisine.
World Cup sticker collection and exchange has become part of the whole World Cup experience.
“I’ve always liked soccer but never have had the opportunity to express it. With the World Cup sticker exchange, I can meet, trade and express my love of soccer with other fanatics of various background,” Nathaniel Fox, APSU senior and Hispanic Cultural Center student staff, said.
The first informal sticker exchange hosted by the Hispanic Cultural Center and APSU Hispanic Alumni Chapter took place in Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant on Riverside Drive after the opening game of Brazil playing Croatia.
For more information about the sticker exchange or to let us know that you are attending, visit the center’s website at www.apsu.edu/hcc or facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/APSU.HCC. Please pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 931-221-6645. You can interact with other fans based in Clarksville by posting on our page and using the hashtag #gotgotneed, a familiar phrase heard at sticker swapping sessions.