SOUNDERS FC CELEBRATES LATINX HERITAGE MONTH
From September 15 to October 15, Sounders FC celebrates Latinx Heritage Month! We are excited to celebrate and continue to invest in the Latinx community this month, in alignment with our Social Justice Framework.
We acknowledge the complexity of the terminology used to celebrate this month and recognize the variety of ways that members of the community identify. At Sounders FC, we use the inclusive term Latinx in alignment with our firm belief in LGBTQ+ equality, and to recognize and celebrate the diversity of culture and heritage of the community represented by Sounders FC players, staff and fans.
FIESTAS PATRIAS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
We are kicking off the month’s festivities at Sea Mar’s Fiestas Patrias on Saturday, September 16 from 1 PM – 3 PM! The day will be complete with two RAVE clinics — one for younger children and one for children 7 and older — a soccer ball giveaway, street team activations and a special ticket offer for the October 4 match celebrating Latinx Heritage Month. This community celebration of Latinx culture and traditions is a free two-day event (September 16 and September 17) where attendees can enjoy delicious traditional Latin American food, live music, traditional folk dance performances and more.
SUPPORT LATINX-OWNED BUSINESSES
Seattle Sounders FC, Intentionalist and the Seattle professional sports community are collaborating, once again, to encourage fans to #SpendLikeItMatters in support of the Latinx-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, are encouraging the community to buy from local Latinx-owned small businesses this month, and all year long. As an incentive through Latinx Heritage Month, fans who upload receipts from qualifying Latinx-owned businesses have the chance to win a variety of prizes from Seattle’s professional sports teams, including a pair of Sounders FC tickets and autographed gear.
Fans can support local Latinx-owned businesses on matchdays throughout the month by stopping by our featured food trucks and restaurants.
Help us reach our goal of $25,000 by uploading your receipt here!
YAKIMA MINI-PITCH OPENING
RAVE Foundation will be opening a two new mini-pitches at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Yakima on Friday, September 22. These special mini-pitches feature a portrait of Martin Luther King Jr., created by artist and Friend of Sounders FC, Teddy “STAT” Phillips. The celebration will include representatives from 2026 FIFA World Cup Seattle’s Local Organizing Committee, Washington Youth Soccer Executive Director and RAVE Trustee Roger Levesque, and Consul to Mexico, Héctor Iván Godoy Priske. Immediately following the ceremony, RAVE will give every student a soccer ball to take home.
CELEBRATE ON MATCHDAY
We are excited to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month during our October 4 match against the LA Galaxy! Sounders FC players will be wearing exclusive Latinx Heritage Month tops for warmups, as part of the leaguewide initiative. These tops will be auctioned by RAVE Foundation with proceeds going to support RAVE’s work in Yakima.Fans in attendance can try various cuisines from select featured Latinx-owned food trucks and restaurants in the North Plaza and PNW Marketplace. Additionally, youth from Sea Mar’s LEAP Program (Latino/a Education Advancement Program) will have the opportunity to attend a Pro Sports Career Panel featuring Latinx-identifying employees of Sounders FC and more!