Editor’s note: Part of the Bay State Soccer Sentinel’s mission is public service, giving great weight to important causes. With the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the following Public Soccer Announcement is one such important cause that we hope you will donate to, if you have the means.
With the world currently at a standstill, a number of people are currently out of work.
With no high school sports in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island to speak of until May at the earliest, freelance sportswriters are going without a paycheck. The food service industry, too, has been forced to temporarily re-imagine their business model, closing their dining areas and going take-out only. That means that servers are going without those tips that are so important to their bottom line.
And a great number of those people adversely affected are soccer fans, and fans of the Revolution through the main fan group, The Rebellion. As such, The Rebellion, in conjunction with Providence’s Brass Monkey — The Rebellion’s Rhode Island base, as well the home of Rhode Island’s American Outlaws branch — have set up a GoFundMe to help members in need.
“The Rebellion is family,” said Rebellion vice president Cory Cloutier. “We love to support our team, but will always support each other. These are scary times and the idea was generated by wanting to be sure our family was safe and taken care of.
“Supporting our family is just as important as supporting the Revs. Family is everything to us, and we felt the need to reach out and take care of them.”
The Rebellion launched the GoFundMe page on Saturday, Mar. 21, with the fundraiser running until Saturday, April 11. All donations will go to those Rebellion members in need, as well as Brass Monkey employees in need of financial support. If you know a Rebellion member or a Brass Monkey employee, an application to be a potential recipient of these funds is on The Rebellion’s website.
But that’s not all: in addition to your donation, you will be entered into random drawings for a number of prizes.
They are as follows:
A $5 donation will enter to donator to win one of four “Rebel With A Cause” Rebellion membership
A $10 donation will enter for one of two $50 gift cards to the Patriots Pro Shop, or one of two sets of tickets to The Fort
A $25 donation will enter for an autographed Teal Bunbury 2018 home jersey, or one set of mid-field tickets
A $100 donation will enter for one of two VIP packages, which includes field passes, premium seating, as well as a post-match meet and greet