Crew Soccer Foundation

MISSION

CSF

The Crew Soccer Foundation utilizes soccer as a vehicle to serve at-risk youth through education, field development and healthy lifestyles.

Our core areas of philanthropic focus are:

  • Literacy and scholarships
  • Soccer field creation, refurbishment and programming in underserved communities
  • Heart disease risk and prevention, concussion awareness and childhood obesity

 

 

CREW SOCCER FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Brad Eldridge -- BSE Partners
Tod Friedman -- Schottenstein Property Group
C. Todd Jones -- AICUO
Ethan Finlay* -- Columbus Crew SC (Player Representative)
Alan McKnight -- Columbus Recreation and Parks
Jamie Ryan -- Bailey Cavalieri LLC
JC Rice -- Perio, Inc.
Lisa Wu Fate -- Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Jane Scott -- Columbus Metropolitan Club

 

CREW SOCCER FOUNDATION STAFF

Keiana Mitchell, Coordinator, KMitchell@TheCrew.com, (614) 447-4174

CREW SOCCER FOUNDATION 50/50 RAFFLE

The Crew Soccer Foundation has partnered with Pointstreak 5050 to enhance the Crew SC match day experience through an electronic 50/50 raffle system which will be available at every Crew SC home match.

Fans have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets in some tailgate areas before the match and in the stadium when gates open. Tickets will be sold through halftime with a winner being announced after the match.  One lucky fan will win half of the evening's net proceeds.  A second chance drawing to win autographed memorabilia will also be available on our 50/50 microsite. For information on past winners and to enter the second chance drawing, please click here.

 

BE PART OF THE GIVING CREW!

Consider supporting the Crew Soccer Foundation and our mission to improve the quality of life for youth in Central Ohio and beyond. 

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KIRK URSO MEMORIAL FUND

The Crew Soccer Foundation is proud to announce the creation of the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund. The Fund provides a platform to develop and support youth heart health research and programming to honor the memory of Crew SC midfielder Kirk Urso. Urso passed away suddenly at the age of 22 of an Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy on August 5, 2012. For more information and to donate click here.
 
 

REFEREE SCHOLARSHIP

The Crew Soccer Foundation has kicked off its annual Referee Scholarship Program. The scholarship assists youngsters ages 14 to 18 who have the desire but not the means to obtain referee training, certification and a uniform. CLICK HERE to find out more about the scholarship and download the grant application. You may also call the Crew Soccer Foundation at (614) 447-4174. The application deadline is December 12, 2014.

2014 CREW SOCCER FOUNDATION FIELD DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

This year, in partnership with Barbasol, Scotts Miracle-Gro, CheckSmart and Columbus Recreation and Parks, the Crew Soccer Foundation completed two new field development projects. Click here to learn more about these projects.

 

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INNIS PARK FIELD REFURBISHMENT PROJECT

The Crew Soccer Foundation partnered with MLS WORKS, Scotts Miracle-Gro and the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department to create four new soccer fields at Innis Park, located in Northeast Columbus. The goal of this initiative is to create soccer space and programming for New Americans and inner-city youth in this area.
 

NAME IN LIGHTS PROGRAM

Wish that special someone, "Happy Birthday," "Happy Anniversary" or "Welcome" in a special way – let them see their "Name in Lights!" For a $25 contribution to the Crew Soccer Foundation, the Crew will display your message on Crew Stadium's video board and announce it over the public address system. Please call 614-447-4174 for more information.
 

CREW SOCCER FOUNDATION HEROES LEAGUE

The Crew Soccer Foundation Heroes League is designed to teach soccer and reinforce life skills for at-risk youth in Columbus.

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CREW SOCCER FOUNDATION FIELD

In conjunction with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, MLS WORKS, adidas, FieldTurf and Korda, created Crew Soccer Foundation Field located at Crew Stadium. The project, three years in the making, provides a unique recreational outlet and soccer programming for at-risk children like the Crew Soccer Foundation’s Heroes League and monthly clinic series

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Kick for Kids Night

Each year the Crew Soccer Foundation hosts more than 3,000 youth from child focused non-profit organizations on Kicks for Kids Night. This unique program provides Crew SC match tickets to at-risk children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to see professional soccer in action. Kicks for Kids participants take part in on-field experiences and receive halftime recognition. 

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