FC Buffalo Vets

graphic by The Situation Room’s Brandon Chiarmonte

In 2015, FC Buffalo teamed up with our official pub, Mes Que, and Steamroller Press to begin a team for members of our armed forces to continue to experience the camaraderie they experience in the service of our country.

The team is currently on hiatus, and we look forward to revisiting the idea in 2016. Interesting parties can email wolf@fcbuffalo.org

The plan to launch a soccer program for vets was hatched when FCB co-owner Nick Mendola ran into a friend from high school, U.S. Navy recruiter Gil Ryerson. While catching up, Ryerson talked about how he played on a veterans’ hockey team, and missed playing soccer.

“I knew we could fix that,” said Mendola, who is helping to organize the team and playing while it gets its feet wet.

“This is a cool idea and we’re happy to pilot it. We’re looking to set up an organization to further this idea, and we’re looking for other partners in the community to contribute to its growth. Many thanks to Mes Que and Steamroller Press for helping us get it going.”

Interested vets and donors can contact nick@fcbuffalo.org for more details on how they can link up with the vets.