Rapids to introduce 50/50 Raffle at October 5 match vs. Seattle

Proceeds to benefit non-profit Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Friday, September 27, 2013) – The Colorado Rapids will introduce a new 50/50 Raffle at the match on Saturday, October 5 against Seattle Sounders FC, with proceeds benefitting the non-profit Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club. Tickets will be sold throughout the first half and one winner, selected at the beginning of halftime, will take home 50% of the Raffle sales, with no limit on the amount.

“This 50/50 Raffle will be fun for our fans to participate in, and will benefit the community outreach efforts that the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club does throughout the Denver area,” said Rapids President Tim Hinchey. “With programs like Soccer for Success teaching important lessons in health, fitness and commitment to many young students in the area, fans can be sure the proceeds are benefitting a good cause, in addition to making one individual per match very happy.”

Tickets in the 50/50 Raffle will be available for purchase at many locations throughout the stadium, including concourse stands above Sections 104, 109, 126, and 133, inside Eighteen76, the club level lobby, at the supporters’ terrace, as well as from roaming ticket sellers. Prices are 3 for $5, 10 for $10, and 40 for $20. The Raffle is presented by Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club and Kroenke Sports Charities.

The Rapids match against Seattle Sounders FC and U.S. National Team star Clint Dempsey takes place on Saturday, October 5 at 8 p.m. MT at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. For more information on the team, or to purchase tickets to the match, visit www.ColoradoRapids.com or call 303-825-GOAL. 

About the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club

The Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club serves over 5,000 children throughout the Denver area, and is committed to providing the community with a model of quality youth development, education, and inspiration through the sport. Providing an environment where young soccer players from diverse backgrounds are guided and inspired to reach their full potential both on and off the field, the Rapids Youth Soccer Club offers opportunities for boys and girls from ages 3-18 at all levels, from recreational to competitive. The Club also provides programs for economically disadvantaged students, including Soccer for Success, which combats childhood obesity and promotes healthy lifestyles for children in under-served urban communities. More information is available at www.RapidsYouthSoccer.org.