Orlando City Soccer Foundation Holds First Event

The inaugural Orlando City Soccer Foundation (OCSF) board meeting took place last week on November 7th, putting plans in place for the 2013 calendar of events. Board members Naome Bradshaw, Kirk Chin, Stephen Dinon, Maury Loscher, Catherine Philips and Sheridan Smith with OCSF Chair Kay Rawlins discussed a number of possible fundraising events around the Central Florida area.

Those fundraising ideas included adult soccer tournaments, a music fest and a second round of Soccer & the City. The OCSF will be raising funds for a number of special projects, including:

• Buying indestructible soccer balls for distribution in Central Florida to areas of need. For more information on the indestructible items, click here.
• Awarding soccer scholarships to youth soccer players in need of financial assistance.
• Running free soccer clinics in local areas while encouraging exercise and healthy eating.

The first soccer clinic will be Wednesday at the New Image Youth Center on Parramore. Orlando City staff and players will be conducting two free clinics along with presenting the center with the new indestructible soccer balls for years of use without worry of going flat.

Would you like to donate to the OCSF and contribute to the scholarship fund ($1200) or be able to give 20 indestructible soccer balls to areas around Central Florida ($500)? You and/or your company will be recognized in our newsletter distribution among other benefits for doing so. Please contact Kay Rawlins at for more information! Regular donations can be done so by clicking here.

The Orlando City Soccer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is dedicated to fulfilling the charitable objectives of the Orlando City Soccer Club by providing outreach programs, services and initiatives for individuals and organizations in need. We believe in using the sport of soccer and the powerful influence of the Orlando City organization to promote exercise and healthy eating to the children and families in our community and inspire them to reach their full potential.

UPDATE: August 8, 2020 – Major League Soccer unveiled the framework of a revised schedule for the remainder of the 2020 season, with the League’s 25th season continuing in the home markets of the 26 clubs beginning August 12. At this time, MLS has announced the initial phase of the revised schedule through September 20 and plans to announce the balance of the regular season schedule by early September. Attendance at matches will be determined by MLS and club leadership in accordance with applicable state and local guidelines.