Two Groups Align Efforts to Promote Athletic Equality
Tinton Falls, N.J. (Thursday, March 31, 2016) – Sky Blue FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today that it has partnered with You Can Play, a non-profit organization that stresses equality for all athletes.
“We are happy to enter this very meaningful partnership with You Can Play,” said Tony Novo, Sky Blue FC President & General Manager. “As leaders within the professional sports community, it is our duty to promote unity and show sensitivity among all athletes. We look forward to working with You Can Play and assisting them in their worthwhile cause.”
You Can Play is dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The mission of the organization is to guarantee that athletes are given a fair opportunity to compete by focusing only on their skills, work ethic and competitive spirit.
“As a former soccer player who identifies as LGBT, I know how important it is for young people to see that professional athletes support them,” stated Anna Aagenes, You Can Play VP of Program Development and Community Relations. “By hosting a You Can Play Night and creating a You Can Play Video, Sky Blue FC is promoting a powerful message of inclusion and respect for soccer fans everywhere. “
As part of the relationship, Sky Blue FC will be celebrating with You Can Play when the team hosts its Pride Night on Sunday, June 19th. The New Jersey club will welcome Seattle Reign FC to Yurcak Field that evening, with kickoff set for 6:00 PM. Tickets for Pride Night are available for purchase now, and Sky Blue FC also has a Pride Scarf for sale in its online shop.
“We at You Can Play are thrilled to partner with the Sky Blue FC for their second annual Pride Night on June 19th,” Aagenes noted. “We invite everyone, whether you identify as LGBT or an ally, to join us for this incredible game and show your support for members of the LGBT community.”
Season and individual tickets for Sky Blue FC are on sale now! Season ticket packages start as low as $130 and can be purchased online today. For any questions regarding tickets, call the Sky Blue FC tickets department at 888-SBFC-TIX (888-723-2849), and a team representative will be happy to assist you.