Detroit City FC is proud to announce the club and its supporters raised a total of $2,000 in support of its 2016 charity partner, Freedom House Detroit.
Proceeds were raised through a silent auction of player-worn, commemorative jerseys at City's home match against Dayton Dynamo on Saturday, June 25. Le Rouge players wore the special Freedom House jerseys in its 5-0 victory over Dayton, and supporters were able to participate in the silent auction at Keyworth Stadium during the match.
Additional jerseys were auctioned off on eBay, with all proceeds benefitting Freedom House.
Founded in 1983, Freedom House is a temporary haven for survivors of persecution, conflict and turmoil in their home countries.
The organization offers food and shelter, legal services, medical and mental health care, English as a Second Language, job training, and transitional housing to those seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. Its mission “is to uphold a fundamental American principle, one inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty, of providing safety for those ‘yearning to breathe free.’”’
Detroit City FC is proud to be a partner in this cause.
“The plight of refugees is something we read about on the news every day, but here in Detroit we have an organization that is doing something about it,” DCFC co-owner Alex Wright said. “Freedom House is an important source of safety, stability and hope for families who come to our city from across the globe. Their mission transcends borders and their passion for helping those with nowhere else to turn inspires us.“
Javi Bautista, Jeff Adkins, Zach Schewee and Tommy Catalano all notched goals for City in the win over Dayton in front of 4,304 supporters.
Le Rouge would like to everyone who contributed to the fundraiser in support of Freedom House and refugees’ basic human rights and dignity.