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29 July 12:24 pm

Columbus Crew Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter joined members of the Crew front office at the Habitat for Humanity Home of Hope dedication ceremony last week. The ceremony wrapped up a four-month long project that began in March with Crew players and coaching staff. 

See below for photos of the dedication and the work-in-progress, as well as a video of the project.
 

03 July 11:03 am

In partnership with the Columbus Council on World Affairs, the Crew Soccer Foundation coordinated a youth forum titled “The World of Soccer is MASSIVE” on June 20 for 50 high-school-aged youth. The event celebrated this year’s FIFA World Cup and gave participating children a behind-the-scenes look at Crew Stadium, helped the youth explore “global jobs in sports” and work in groups to consider the social, political and cultural dimensions of soccer. 

30 June 5:16 pm

In partnership with Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, players Chad Barson, Fifi Baiden, Adam Bedell, Eric Gehrig, Ben Speas and Hector Jimenez were joined by wish kids for an afternoon of bowling at Star Lanes Polaris. Eleven wish kids and their families were treated to a VIP experience, complete with private lanes, Crew gift bags, endless pizza and soft drinks. Even Crew Cat got involved in the competitive games.

Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana has granted nearly 13,000 wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions throughout the tri-state area.

19 June 4:44 pm

Members of the Crew Soccer Academy paid a visit to the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department’s Summer Fun and Adventure Sports Camp. The campers participated in various stations and work alongside Crew Soccer Academy players as they increased their soccer knowledge and abilities.

19 June 3:55 pm

Members of the Crew Front Office spent last week continuing the work on the Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio: 2014 Home of Hope. Crew players and coaches started the project in March and the work is slated to be completed by the end of July. This project is part of the Dare to Care: Massive Makeover series.

27 May 3:31 pm

For the first time in Columbus Crew history, the Black & Gold took to the pitch wearing a special military kit featuring custom Crew camouflage numbers this past weekend. These one of a kind match-worn jerseys were autographed by each individual player and auctioned off with proceeds benefitting USO of Central & Southern Ohio and Fisher House of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Bidding took place exclusively online through auctions.thecrew.com and the total amount raised was over $11,000.

Thank you to the fans that made donations and supported this great cause.

20 May 9:58 am

Matt Lampson teamed up with the Portland Timbers Saturday evening to help give 10-year-old Brooke a much needed break from her treatment for Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia.

Brooke and her family received tickets to Providence Park from the Timbers front office and then had the opportunity to take to the pitch for a post-match meet and greet with the Crew goalkeeper. Lampson was able to offer advice to Brooke, as well as talk about her love of soccer and the outdoors.

Looking to continue the Hero program that Lampson started during the 2013 season, the goalkeeper will be working with LLS to invite a child and their family to every home and away match during the 2014 season.

13 May 5:11 pm

In advance of its Military Appreciation Night on May 24, the Crew joined forces with Operation Buckeye to help prepare care packages that will be sent to servicemen and women overseas. Defender Michael Parkhurst, Goalkeeper Brad Stuver and members of the Crew front office spent Monday afternoon filling boxes with food, toiletries and letters of encouragement to help brighten soldiers' spirits while they serve the United States Military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

To date, Operation Buckeye has sent over 21,000 boxes to troops stationed overseas. For more information, visit OperationBuckeye.org.

23 April 1:58 pm

Matt Lampson invited 4-year-old ALL survivor Marley Phillips and her family to Crew Stadium Saturday night for the team’s matchup with D.C. United.

After enjoying an exciting finish from the sidelines, Matt met with the family to offer words of encouragement and advice to Marley.

Looking to continue the Hero program that Lampson started during the 2013 season, the goalkeeper will be working with LLS to invite a child and their family to every home and away match during the 2014 season.

16 April 3:27 pm

Matt Lampson teamed up with San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Sam Cronin Sunday afternoon to give two San Jose area families a memorable trip to Buck Shaw Stadium.

Cherry Aslorona and Maria Naranjo were honored as LLS Heroes watched the match and then made their way to the field for the final minutes before meeting with both Cronin and Lampson post-match.

Looking to continue the Hero program that Lampson started during the 2013 season, the goalkeeper will be working with LLS to invite a child and their family to every home and away match during the 2014 season.