There are plenty of good reasons to tune into the USL eCup: Rocket League Edition over the next month, but the most important one by far is that the tournament is being played to help raise funds for local community charities across the Championship and League One.
Representing charities dealing directly with the current COVID-19 pandemic – like the Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund (Phoenix Rising FC), the AHN COVID-19 Assistance Fund (Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC), or the Birmingham Strong Fund (Birmingham Legion FC) – to others that undertake extensive year-round work to benefit their communities – like the Central Texas (Austin Bold FC) and St. Louis Area Foodbank (Saint Louis FC), or Feeding San Diego (San Diego Loyal SC) – the causes are numerous and well worth supporting.
There are even those that tie directly or indirectly to teams taking part. Forward Madison FC will be playing on behalf of The Flock Soccer Fund, the charitable foundation of its supporters group which is currently teaming up with the River Food Pantry to establish a COVID-19 Emergency Food Fund to help people in Dane County, Wisconsin.
The chance to give will come not only through online donations, but via direct Donation Portals that will be available through certain club’s Twitch streams during the tournament. See a great goal? Why not chip in a dollar to that club’s cause. Same thing for big saves and collisions, which should certainly be plentiful throughout the high-octane action starting next week.
If you’d like to support any of the charities and community groups being represented in the USL eCup, though, you can find a comprehensive list and links below.
|Austin Bold FC||Central Texas Foodbank|
|Birmingham Legion FC||Birmingham Strong Fund|
|Charleston Battery||MUSC Foundation|
|Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC||Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado|
|El Paso Locomotive FC||El Paso Food and Beverage Workers Fund|
|FC Tucson||Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona|
|FC Tulsa||Tulsa Area United Way|
|Forward Madison FC||Flock Soccer Fund|
|Greenville Triumph SC||United Way of Greenville County|
|Indy Eleven||Agape International Missions|
|Las Vegas Lights FC||Mayor's Fund for Las Vegas LIFE|
|Loudoun United FC||Tourism and Hospitality Relief Fund|
|Louisville City FC||One Louisville Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund|
|Memphis 901 FC||Mid South Food Bank|
|New York Red Bulls II||Wings For Life|
|North Carolina FC||North Carolina FC Youth Financial Aid Fund|
|North Texas SC||FC Dallas Foundation|
|OKC Energy FC||Energy Assist Foundation|
|Philadelphia Union II||City Team - Chester|
|Phoenix Rising FC||Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund|
|Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC||AHN COVID-19 Assistance Fund|
|Reno 1868 FC||Food Bank of Northern Nevada|
|Rio Grande Valley FC||Rio Grande Valley Food Bank|
|Richmond Kickers||Feed More Richmond|
|Saint Louis FC||St. Louis Area Foodbank|
|San Antonio FC||Spurs Give|
|San Diego Loyal SC||Feeding San Diego|
|Tacoma Defiance||The United Way of Pierce County|
|Tormenta FC||The Ibis Foundation|
|Toronto FC II||Second Harvest|
|Union Omaha||Omaha Foundation|
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