Sounders celebrate Pride Month with festivities throughout June

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As a proud ally and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, Sounders FC is excited to celebrate Pride Month this June, continuing a long-term commitment to invest in, support and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Gender Diverse Youth Clinic

Sounders FC is excited to kick-off the month’s celebrations with its third annual Gender Diverse Youth Clinic! Hosted in partnership with the club’s Pride partner Starbucks, Seattle Reign FC and TransFamilies, gender diverse youth from TransFamilies and their siblings are invited to the Providence Swedish Performance Center and Clubhouse for an afternoon of soccer skills and free play alongside Sounders and Reign players. Clinic attendees will go home with Pride-themed t-shirts and water bottles, courtesy of Starbucks, and free soccer balls, courtesy of RAVE Foundation.

Progress Pride Flag Raising

The Progress Pride Flag, featuring the colors black, brown, light blue, white and pink to represent BIPOC and transgender community members, will be raised at Lumen Field on June 21 ahead of the club’s Pride match on Saturday, June 22. Sounders players will be joined by Reign players and representatives from Emerald City Supporters, TransFamilies and Starbucks to help raise the flag high above Lumen Field. The flag will remain up for Sounders’ and Reign’s respective Pride matches that weekend.


Annual Pride Match

On Saturday, June 22 the club will be celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and Pride Month at its annual Pride match, presented by Starbucks. As the Rave Green take on FC Dallas, fans will be treated to a plethora of community celebrations including LGBTQ+ and diverse-owned food venders, curated by Intentionalist, players wearing Pride-themed pre-match tops and an online auction the pre-match tops, to benefit RAVE Foundation. Also joining the day’s festivities is the club’s partner TransFamilies, which is the beneficiary of the match’s 50/50 raffle and gender diverse youth from the organization are walking alongside Sounders players as part of Dream Team.

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Supporting LGBTQ+-owned Small Businesses

Sounders FC, Intentionalist and the Seattle professional sports community are collaborating, once again, to encourage fans to #SpendLikeItMatters in support of the LGBTQ+-owned small businesses at the heart of our local community.

In the Receipt & Receive program, Intentionalist and Sounders FC, along with fellow local professional sports teams, encourage the community to buy from local LGBTQ+ owned small businesses in June, and all year long. As an incentive through the month, fans who upload receipts from purchases at qualifying LGBTQ+-owned businesses have a chance to win a variety of prizes from Seattle’s sports teams, including an autographed Sounders jersey.

Help us achieve or goal of spending $30,000 at LGBTQ+-owned small businesses in June by uploading your receipt here! You can support LGBTQ+-owned small businesses on matchday through one of the featured food vendors, or can find a business near you here.


Seattle Pride Parade

Sounders return to the streets of Seattle to walk in the 50th Seattle Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30! Club staff and supporters are set to march alongside fellow Seattle professional sports teams to support and celebrate the LGTBQ+ community. The club is proud to continue to participate in this community-wide celebration advancing awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and promoting mutual respect and equal human rights for all.



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