Crew Soccer Foundation wins 2013 Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service

On January 17, the Columbus Crew was honored as a recipient of 2013 Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service by Smart Business Magazine at an Ohio Statehouse ceremony. This marks the second consecutive year the Black and Gold have been thusly honored, having received the CVG Good Samaritan Award in 2012.
 
The Crew was among a prestigious class of eight Pillar Award winners recognized for their contributions to the community. Pillar Award judges cited the Crew and Crew Soccer Foundation’s development of Crew Soccer Foundation Field and soccer programming for at-risk youth in Columbus as key factors in determining their decision.  
 
As part of the ceremony, the Crew participated on a panel of 2013 award winners  discussing the organization’s goal to address the growing epidemic of childhood obesity by using soccer as a vehicle to reinforce the importance of physical activity and nutrition.