OMAHA, NE/KANSAS CITY, MO (June 1, 2017) — Here at FFTW, we are excited to launch a partnership with the women’s professional soccer team FC Kansas City. The two will combine efforts at the Blues’ game against the North Carolina Courage on July 22 at Swope Soccer Village to collect gear and donations for children around the world.
Inspired by Matt Briggs, current assistant coach for FC Kansas City, the partnership stemmed in order to address the issues preventing girls from playing soccer around the world. Donations raised at the game will primarily support girls’ education and soccer development in Kenya and Jamaica.
The charity game will be held on Saturday, July 22 at 7 p.m. at Swope Soccer Village. FFTW will also be hosting a free tailgate before the game. Attendees can use the customized link: https://fevo.me/2tXXSMK to purchase discounted tickets.
In addition to sharing ticket proceeds, FC Kansas City will collect donations of gear at the gate. Acceptable items include: cleats, socks, shorts, jerseys, shin guards, keeper gear and soccer balls.
ABOUT THE TEAMS
FC Kansas City is an American professional women’s soccer club based in Kansas City, Missouri. The team began competing in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) in 2013 and brought home the championship in 2014 and 2015. FCKC features US Women’s National Players Syndey Leroux and Becky Sauerbrunn. Caroline Flynn, a Nebraska native and former UNL Husker player joined the Blues’ this season.
North Carolina Courage started it’s inaugural season in the NWSL this spring. Featuring players from the US Women’s National Team such as Lynn Williams and Samantha Mewis, the NC Courage are currently ranked first in the NWSL.
**UPDATED June 15, 2017
The game time was previously listed as 3 pm, but has since been changed to accommodate high temperatures and humidity. The game will now be played a 7 pm.