I’ve gotta be honest, it’s hard to not start each one of these posts, announcements, or articles with some cliche line akin to “wow, what a season it’s been so far!” But the reality is, even in just our second season, it’s truly been an interesting year - from kicking things off with a Pittsburgh road trip to those Open Cup matches to the current playoff push. One of my favorite things Die Innenstadt has done this year, though, is partner with a local, soccer-related charity: “It Starts With the Shoes.”
ISWTS was started in 2014 by Jim and Mary Frank to help secure funds and equipment for the local Withrow University High School Tigers soccer team, a team made up predominately of refugees from war torn nations. Through the efforts of ISWTS, the Withrow Soccer program has matured and serves as an outlet for some great, talented kids. ISWTS has also now expanded their support to local soccer programs beyond just Withrow.
All season long, Rhinehaus has been collecting proceeds from drinks purchased by DI members with their charity mugs at away match watch parties. Now, it’s time to present the first check.
So join us on October 10 as the Withrow Tigers take on Dayton Dunbar! We’ll watch some local soccer, cheer on the team, and present the first round of donations made in partnership with our good friends at Rhinehaus!
Tuesday October 10, 2017 @ 7 P.M.
Withrow University High School
2520 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Admission: $6, Cash Only
Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for plans to meet up beforehand, etc.
Since 2014, It Starts with the Shoes has helped players from 15 nations who have fled 7 civil wars, 3 genocides, poverty, and famine. This is a group we plan to support well into the future, both on the pitch and off. We’ve still got two regular season away matches (and playoffs) coming up at Rhinehaus. Come grab a charity mug and help raise some funds or drop off gently used equipment!
It may just be FCC away matches from here on out (but, here's hoping for a home playoff match!), so here’s the chance to support a great cause and catch some more local soccer in person!
We'll see you there!