Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative has been chosen to be one of this year’s community partners of the Indy Eleven Soccer Team. For each home game throughout the 2015 season, Indy Eleven will feature one local philanthropic, arts or community organization to serve as the Philanthropic Ticket Partner of the match. As part of the program, the 16 selected organizations will receive recognition on that game’s season ticket artwork and during the corresponding game at Carroll Stadium during a pregame ceremony, in addition to receiving a group discount on tickets for that match at “The Mike.”
Indy Eleven is one of ten teams in the professional North American Soccer League. It’s vision is to create a team that is representative of Indiana and creates strong emotional connections with its fans. Those connections – embodied in the team’s symbolic name, crest and colors – will be made with Indiana’s youth and adult soccer community and the active young adult urban and ethnic populations. The makeup of the team will reflect the community, so that it can live up to its slogan of “The World’s Game, Indiana’s Team.”
MCSCI is very excited about this partnership and we are looking forward to one of its hallmark features, a Martin Center Sickle Cell game night on July 25, 2015. During this event, we will be able to spread awareness about MCSCI and Sickle Cell and there will also be an auction of autographed Indy Eleven merchandise from which we will benefit. In addition to the game night, Indy Eleven will promote MCSCI on social media, and provide a player to serve as a Sickle Cell Ambassador and Grand Marshall of the 19th Annual Sickle Cell 5K Walk/Run.
MCSCI thanks Indy Eleven for its support and we encourage everyone to support the team!