Tonight’s match celebrates RAVE Foundation, the club’s charitable arm which serves the greater Puget Sound community and uses soccer as a vehicle to empower and inspire. Here are all the ways you can contribute before and during the match.
Starting at 5:00 p.m., fans can stop by The NINETY to view the team’s trophy case and other items with proceeds benefitting RAVE Foundation.
At the March to the Match, Jason Rantz will host a Q&A with RAVE Foundation board members Roger Levesque and Zach Scott. The Sounders alums will then play some futsal in the RAVE Octagon with young fans from 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the stadium’s Northeast Plaza.
Throughout the match, fans will have different ways to support RAVE’s mission of using soccer as a vehicle to empower and inspire while strengthening the Seattle community.
At any point during the match, fans will be able to donate to the foundation’s One Ball program – which provide high-quality soccer balls to underserved children – by texting ONEBALL to 20222.
These donations will help RAVE’s goal to continue empowering children to be inclusive, healthy, safe and active with their very own soccer balls.
RAVE is also hosting a live matchday auction to raise funds for its endeavors. Most items are to be displayed in Soccer Celebration prior to the match, but fans can view the full listing of offerings at www.Sounders.Gesture.com. A wide variety of both items and personal experiences are being offered, from match-worn and autographed apparel, to the chance to play a round of foot golf with Roger Levesque, have a post-match meet-and-greet with Stefan Frei, spend the final 20 minutes of a match on the pitch, among many other options.
Fans are able to bid via the website above or using their cell phones to text SOUNDERS to 52182, which provides users access to the items and bidding interface. This allows all Sounders fans – whether at the match or keeping up with the team elsewhere – a chance to bid. The auction will close at the end of halftime.
On the field during halftime, a taste of the One Ball program will be on display when nearly 100 children selected by local community centers receive RAVE soccer balls presented by Levesque, Scott and members of Alliance Council.