The Charleston Battery announced Tuesday the club will celebrate inclusivity in the community with a Pride Night celebration at Patriots Point, scheduled for the Friday, August 13th match against Loudoun United FC. In partnership with Charleston Pride and youth advocacy organization We Are Family, the club is excited to celebrate and support the LGBTQI+ community and allies.
Leading up to the Pride Night celebration, the club will unveil special edition Pride supporters scarves with proceeds from each scarf benefiting both We Are Family, a youth advocacy organization that provides affirming spaces for LGBTQI+ and ally youth through direct support, leadership development and community engagement, and Charleston Pride, whose mission is to promote the visibility of the LGBTQI+ community in Charleston and the greater Southeast region through programming and events that educate society on, honor the heritage of, and celebrate the culture of the LGBTQI+ community.
Additionally, for the August 13th match, Battery players will wear special edition Holy City FC Pride jerseys during warmups that will then be signed and auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting both organizations.
“We set out from day one to create a welcoming and inclusive environment at Patriots Point for all to come unite around and celebrate a common love for both soccer and the Charleston community,” said Battery head of community Scott Krenitski. “We’re excited to work together with Charleston Pride and We Are Family to celebrate the LGBTQI+ community on August 13th, and ongoing, to make Patriots Point an inclusive atmosphere every match.”
The special edition Battery Pride supporters scarves and pregame Pride warmup jerseys will be unveiled leading up to the Pride Night celebration on August 13th. Tickets are available through SeatGeek, the Battery’s exclusive digital ticketing provider.
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