Matchday Welcome: Rapids host Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Welcome to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for tonight’s matchup against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. We’re getting close to the end of the regular season, pushing towards the playoffs, and your continued support grows increasingly valuable. Tonight, we could see the home debuts of our newest signings Vicente Sánchez and Gabriel Torres, and I’m confident you’ll all give them an enthusiastic welcome if they make it onto the pitch. We’re looking forward to seeing what they can contribute.
At halftime of tonight’s match, the Colorado Rapids, Teammates for Kids Foundation and Kroenke Sports Charities will be presenting $36,000 total in grants to six non-profit organizations. The money was raised by our Rapids players, through donations or performance-based pledges, and was then matched by Teammates for Kids. For more information on the six organizations, and ways that you can help, click here.
After tonight’s match, we have our second annual Battle of the Badges, benefitting the Friends of the Denver Fire Department and the Denver Police Orphans Fund, and pitting the Denver Fire Department against the Denver Police Department in a friendly match. Last year, Denver Fire defeated Denver Police 4-1, and this year’s match is sure to be just as exciting – feel free to stick around to watch!
Lastly, for our final three home games we have a special ticket offer for fans called Lads Night Out, presented by Jameson. It includes a ticket to the game, a special t-shirt, and a Jameson drink for just $29. We look forward to having you here at the stadium for our last home games of the season and hopefully well into the playoffs!
Come on you Rapids,
Tim Hinchey III
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