ORLANDO, Fla. (November 16, 2017) - Orlando City SC raised $327,530 at the Fuerza Puerto Rico Friendly presented by Audi on Saturday, Nov. 4. One-hundred percent of net proceeds will be donated to the United for Puerto Rico fund to aid recovery efforts on the island following the devastation from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
“I’m very proud of what our Club and our partners were able to accomplish,” Orlando City SC Majority Owner Flavio Augusto da Silva said. “What we did meant more than just raising funds for Puerto Rico. Once again, we came together as a community to rally behind something bigger than us all.”
Orlando City Stadium hosted 8,231 fans at Orlando City Stadium for the friendly. All proceeds from the match, including ticket, concessions and merchandise sales were included in the donation, in addition to the funds raised through the Orlando City Foundation’s game-worn jersey auction.
City’s corporate partners donating to the fund included presenting sponsor Audi of Central Florida Dealers, along with Experience Kissimmee, Your Local Ford Dealers, JetBlue, Orlando Health, Papa John’s, Publix, Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, Spectrum and WastePro.
Additional in-kind support was provided by FOX Deportes, who televised the match, along with Ticketmaster, Andy Frain Services, Broadcast Service Group, Christian Service Center, Clear Channel Outdoor, Disney World, El Sentinel, Entravision, Telemundo, iHeartMedia, Lanier Parking, Owens Realty Services, Panasonic Enterprise Solutions and Pegasus Transportation.