Announcing the “For Our City” 2017 Fundraiser

FC Buffalo will join Jericho Road Community Health Center and West Side International Soccer in celebrating World Refugee Awareness Month this month and throughout our 2017 NPSL season.

As part of this effort, FC Buffalo will be donating proceeds from the sales of two shirts and a trio of awareness bracelets to the Jericho Road and WSIS (shirts were designed by FCB and Jacquie McCourt). These items will be shipped in conjunction with a week-long effort in July aimed at celebrating both organizations and our city’s incredible refugee community.

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FCB will be supporting WSIS’ Street Soccer Tournament on July 8 (Registration info here / form here) with a post-tourney party, and will celebrate its July 14 home finale with a initiatives aimed at celebrating Buffalo’s diverse population and inclusive aims.

FCB will donate a portion of any ticket purchased for the July 14 home finale with the discount code FOROURCITY back to WSIS and Jericho Road. FCB will announce additional initiatives and/or events at a later date.

“Over the course of the offseason, FC Buffalo made a concentrated effort to find a way to positively impact organizations who focus on our growing, diverse community,” said Nick Mendola, FC Buffalo co-owner.

“West Side International’s efforts to give free soccer to the refugee and low-income community has inspired us for years, and Jericho Road Community Health Center is a group who motivates us to find new ways to work for our city.”

West Side International Soccer’s mission “is to provide youth mentoring and opportunity through a free organized soccer program to Buffalo’s refugee and low-income populations. At WSIS, we develop our players to be leaders both on and off the field. This means instilling in them confidence, discipline, and a sense of responsibility which extends beyond themselves and into their community.”

Jericho Road Community Health Center “provides a culturally sensitive medical home, especially for refugee and low-income community members” through a wealth of incredible programs including Vive, the nation’s largest shelter for asylees. Jericho Road’s core values are dignity, sustainability, participation, integrity, sensitivity, holism, justice, and compassion.