Gear Gratefully Accepted at Friday’s Match

When American Outlaws member Russ Andolina found out about what West Side International was doing for Buffalo’s massive soccer-playing refugee population, he spoke to his local chapter about how they could help.

To the surprise of no one, AO:Buffalo was on-board. And when they approached us, hopefully to the surprise of no one, we were happy to help. Last season, we set up a table for the good people at Buffalo Soccer Club and you generously donated dozens of balls, cleats and shin guards.


Beginning with this Friday’s 7:30 p.m. home match, AO:Buffalo will be accepting equipment donations for West Side International, located under their AO:Buffalo banner, for the remaining home matches for the rest of the season.

“”The primary goal of American Outlaws is to help grow the game in the United States and be a positive influence in our cities,” said Russ Andolina, a representative of AO: Buffalo. “We are very grateful for the opportunity to help deserving kids use the game we all love as a positive influence in their lives and the life of our community. We’d like to sincerely thank FC Buffalo for being a rallying point for soccer fans in the area to make something like this donation drive possible”

“West Side International Soccer is very excited that American Outlaws: Buffalo Chapter and FC Buffalo are working in collaboration with us to help further our goal of providing quality youth soccer programs to families of all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds,” said Amanda Swallow, executive director for WSI. “We are thrilled with the level of support we have received from the Western New York soccer family.”