Crew Stadium will play host to the 2012 Girls and Boys Columbus City League Soccer Championships on Thursday evening to help give back to the community where the Columbus Crew has thrived for the past 17 years.
"We've been doing this for years and years, really since the stadium was opened," Crew President and General Manager Mark McCullers said. "It's a way for us to give back to the community and show appreciation for what they do for us. Importantly, it's an opportunity to create a memorable experience for the kids that get to play a championship game at Crew Stadium. It's something they will remember for the rest of their lives."
The action kicks off with the girls' championship between the Centennial Stars and the Whetstone Braves at 5:30 p.m. ET, followed by the Walnut Ridge Scots vs. the Whetstone Braves in the boys' championship at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Gates open at 4:30 p.m. ET and admission is $6.00 for all persons over the age of six.
Due to the All-American Quarterhorse Congress at the Ohio Expo Center, fans are encourage to enter the Crew Stadium grounds off of Hudson Street.
Crew players visited patients at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Burn Unit with local firefighters to commemorate 9/11 and the National Day of Service.
In remembrance of September 11, 2001, Columbus Crew midfielder Cole Grossman, Midfielder Chris Birchall, Defender Josh Williams, Forward Justin Meram and Hunt Sports Group representative Lamar Hunt Jr. were accompanied by active duty firefighters from the Columbus Fire Department to visit patients at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Burn Unit. This was a part of the National Day of Service on Tuesday, September 11th.
Crew Brand Ambassador, Frankie Hejduk, stopped by the STH Heroes Cup 6v6 held at Buckeye Lake over the weekend. The STH Heroes Cup 6v6 is an adult soccer tournament that honored Columbus native Shawn Hannon who recently lost his life on April 4, 2012 while serving in Afghanistan.