Activities & Promotions for Aug 20: honoring Smith & Special Olympics action

Everything you need to know about Wednesday's match against the LA Galaxy

After a difficult road loss to DC United, the Colorado Rapids return to Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Wednesday, August 20 to face the LA Galaxy in a match presented by Delta Dental of Colorado (TICKETS).

Cavities Get Around presented by Delta Dental of Colorado: Rapids partner, Delta Dental of Colorado, will present the match, and give away 5,000 limited-edition Rapids lunch boxes promoting its new Cavities Get Around campaign. Be sure to stop by their booth outside of section 129 for more information, to sign Pearl the giant molar, and to chat with the Tooth Fairy. READ MORE.  

Honoring Jamie Smith: Get in your seats early so that you don't miss the special pregame ceremony to honor former Rapids midfielder Jamie Smith, who joined the club in 2009 and helped the club win the MLS Cup in 2010 before retiring following the 2013 season. Smith, a Scotland international who currently coaches the Rapids Under-18 team in the Rapids Academy, made 62 appearances (39 starts) for the club, and will be joined by friends and family for his ceremony.

Aramark Customer Appreciation: The match will also feature special prices at concession stands on ARAMARK Customer Appreciation Night, with hot dogs, sodas and popcorn all available for just $1. The deals will be good at any of the concession stands in the stadium, starting when gates open.

#ThanksLD: Galaxy star Landon Donovan announced his retirement earlier this season and will play his last game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Wednesday. The Rapids will bid Donovan adieu with a short pregame ceremony. Be there to thank one of the most important players in our league's history.

Merch of the Match: Sharpen your skills with a Rapids soccer ball from adidas! Sizes 3, 4, and 5 will be available for just $15 on Wednesday. Supply is limited, so get to an Altitude Authentics location early!

Concourse Activities:

  • Ciao is giving away an authentic Rapids jersey at their booth outside of section 127. 
  • Just say no to dead phones! Metro PCS will provide a charging station on the concourse for Wednesday's match. The charging station will be located outside of section 116. Spin the wheel to win prizes while waiting for your phone to charge.
  • Dish Network will be on hand at section 109 with great offers on satellite packages. 
  • Show your support by getting a Rapids branded card when you sign up for an account with Westerra Credit Union and you will receive $52.80 and a Colorado for Life t-shirt. Visit the Westerra Credit Union booth outside of section 109.
  • Visit the Pyramid Chiropractic booth at section 108 for a FREE massage and to learn how a chiropractor can help you.
  • Learn more about the Colorado Army National Guard at their booth outside of section 129. While you're there, challenge a recruiter to go head-to-head in a battle to see who can do the most pushups!
  • Grab a sample of Yakult on your way out of the match!

Gunner of the Match presented by Colorado National Guard: Each match, the Rapids will welcome an honorary Gunner of the Match to assist in the opening cannon blast. On August 20, we welcome the Colorado National Guard High School Coach of the Month to open the match.

Special Olympics Match: Stick around after the first-team game for the #RapidsSOCO Burgundy and Blue match! No special ticket is needed. Simply move to the west side of the stadium to support our Special Olympics Colorado unified team.

50/50 Raffle: The Colorado Rapids will reintroduce the 50/50 Raffle at the match on Wednesday, with proceeds benefiting the non-profit Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club. Tickets will be sold through the first half and one winner will take home 50% of the Raffle sales. MORE DETAILS.  

Eighteen76: Before and during the game, be sure to visit Eighteen76 to donate a scarf to our 'scarf wall', in exchange for a free beer! Restrictions may apply. Prior to kickoff and after the final whistle, Budweiser and Bud Light are only $3! Eighteen76 is also hosting pool ball on Saturday. After the match, the Rapids' Man of the Match will greet fans in Eighteen76.

Ciao Offer: When you switch to Ciao Mobile, you get two free tickets to our September 13 home game. PLUS, refer one friend and you get an authentic Colorado Rapids jersey! Sign up at www.ciaorapids.com.

Nonprofit of the Match: A Precious Child is a local non-profit that provides basic essentials to Colorado kids that are facing difficult life situations, such as homelessness and poverty. One of the organization's programs, giveSPORTS, provides new and gently used sports equipment as well as sports scholarships to kids so that they have an opportunity to participate in organized sports. To learn more, please visit www.APreciousChild.org.

Centennial 38 Buses: The Centennial 38 Supporters Group is offering round-trip bus transportation to and from the match on Wednesday from these Denver-area bars: The British Bulldog, The Armoury and The Celtic Tavern. Cost is $10 from any of the three bars if registered in advance and $12 day of game. All fans are welcome. MORE INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS

Broadcast: If you are unable to attend Saturday’s match, be sure to tune in via Altitude. Coverage starts at 6.30 p.m with Rapids Kickoff, and the match is set to begin at 7.00 p.m. FIND ALTITUDE IN YOUR AREA

Next Game: The Rapids will head to Seattle to face the Sounders on Saturday, August 30 at 2.00 p.m MT. Be sure to visit the Centennial 38 website for official watch-party information. C38