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New England Revolution to Host Fourth Annual “Bowl for a Goal” Presented by Arbella Insurance on August 1

Tickets for the Revolution’s charitable bowling event are now on sale

Foxborough, MA – The New England Revolution Charitable Foundation’s hallmark annual event Bowl for a Goal presented by Arbella Insurance (#BowlforaGoal) – will return for a fourth year on Wednesday, August 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET at Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Patriot Place. Bowl for a Goal provides fans with the opportunity to spend an evening alongside Revolution players, coaches, on-air talent, and local celebrities. All profits from the evening benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts in its mission to provide year-round sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. General admission tickets are now on sale for $35 and can be purchased online here.

“We look forward to reuniting the Revolution family, supporters, partners, and our friends at Special Olympics for another special evening celebrating inclusiveness,” said Revolution President Brian Bilello. “This event has become a cornerstone for the club and we couldn’t ask for better partner than Special Olympics Massachusetts and all of the athletes on our Unified team. We’re also grateful to our partners at Arbella Insurance, as this event has continued to grow over the last four years. We look forward to another successful outing this summer.”

Emceed by 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Rob ‘Hardy’ Poole, the event will feature a live performance by Massachusetts native and singer/songwriter Ashley Jordan (ashleyjordanmusic.com), who won the 2017 Boston Music Award for Country Artist of the Year. Bowl for a Goal will also provide music from complimentary food and drinks, various activities for adults and children, and a silent auction and raffle.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Revolution and the Special Olympics of Massachusetts for the fourth consecutive year on Bowl for a Goal,” said Gayle O’Connell, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the Arbella Insurance Group. “This year is especially meaningful as the Special Olympics celebrates its 50thanniversary. It’s incredible to see firsthand how their work is supporting children and young adults with intellectual disabilities and we’re proud to be able to help this event grow and continue to make an impact.”

The silent auction and raffle feature a diverse collection of exclusive memorabilia, including the following:

  • Signed Revolution jerseys from several chart-topping musical acts
  • Boston sports memorabilia including signed Revs, Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics jerseys
  • A customized New England Revolution Xbox One with games
  • One-of-a-kind experiences including game and concert ticket packages

In each of the last three years, the Revolution raised more than $60,000 for Special Olympics through Bowl for a Goal. The partnership between two organizations extends far beyond the fundraising events, as they have again teamed up for a summer full of events aimed at promoting an environment of inclusivity and friendly competition through the power of sports.

“Special Olympics is celebrating the 50th anniversary of our movement and it is in no small part because of the support we have received from our partners. The New England Revolution are a prime example of this,” said Mary Beth McMahon, President and CEO of Special Olympics Massachusetts. “They not only host fundraisers like the 2018 Bowl for a Goal presented by Arbella Insurance, but they work to integrate Special Olympics athletes into the culture in Foxboro. Each year a Unified soccer team takes the field at Gillette Stadium as part of the MLS Exchange program, the Revs roll out the red carpet and host a signing day, media/training day with the first team, and create and share digital content for the Unified team – just like with the first team. With more partners like the New England Revolution, Special Olympics is well on our way to being around for another 50 years!”

The Revolution field a Special Olympics Unified team, which sees athletes with and without intellectual disabilities sign contracts with the club, train with first-team players, and play in a Unified match against the Philadelphia Union’s Unified squad. On May 16, the athletes met with Head Coach Brad Friedel, signed their contracts with the club, and received authentic Revolution kits. The Unified match will take place at Gillette Stadium on August 11, following an MLS matchup between the Revolution and Union.

For up-to-the-minute information on the Revolution, visit the team’s official web site at revolutionsoccer.net, or join the conversation and interact with fans on any of the team’s social platforms.

New England Revolution Expand Community Collaboration with America SCORES Boston

New program will provide a week of programming for one student with every goal the Revs score at home

Boston, MA – The New England Revolution are committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of young people in the Boston community, which is why the club is expanding its community collaboration with America SCORES Boston.

The collaboration between the Revolution and America SCORES will help the organizations better assist under-resourced youth in greater Boston while also cultivating the growth of soccer throughout the region. As a key part of the Revolution’s commitment, the club will continue to host the SCORES Cup, the premiere city-wide fundraising soccer tournament that raises over $300,000 annually for America SCORES Boston programming.

The new collaboration also features a matching-donation program, “Revs Score, America SCORES,” aimed at providing financial support to enable America SCORES Boston to continue providing its program free of charge to Boston area youth. For every Revolution goal scored at Gillette Stadium, the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation will contribute $100 per goal, which equates the cost of one week of programming for one child. All donations by the Revolution will be matched by one of America SCORES Boston’s corporate partners. “Revs Score, America SCORES” was announced at the sixth annual America SCORES Boston Celebration Gala at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts on Oct. 6 and will take effect immediately.

“The Revolution are always looking for ways to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young people in our community, which is why working alongside America SCORES has been so deeply rewarding,” said Revolution President and America SCORES Board Member Brian Bilello. “This program not only allows us to make a difference in their lives by supporting future programming, but it also provides another avenue through which we can share the great game of soccer with the next generation.”

“America SCORES is deeply appreciative of the New England Revolution’s commitment to working with us in helping under-resourced youth in Boston,” said John Maconga, executive director of America SCORES Boston. “I am delighted we are expanding our collaboration and will continue to work together for years to come.”

Additionally, the collaboration will expand player involvement with youth in America SCORES Boston’s after-school program through Revolution Academy-run soccer clinics and participation in SCORES’ Service Learning Projects.

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About the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation:
The New England Revolution Charitable Foundation is the nonprofit organization through which the Revolution support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs by supporting their health and wellness and sporting initiatives. In particular, the Revolution target activities specifically aimed towards youth programs and programs with close ties to the game of soccer. This support comes in the form of both direct grants and in-kind donations of tickets and Revolution memorabilia used at charity fundraisers, and through player appearances at charity functions and educational programs. For more information about the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation please visit the community page at revolutionsoccer.net/community.

About America SCORES Boston:
America SCORES Boston offers under-resourced youth in Boston Public Schools an innovative blend of soccer, academic support and enrichment programs that fosters the development of the whole child – as an athlete; a student; and a caring, confident, and engaged member of the community. Our programs empower youth to create positive in their lives, in their communities and around the world. SCORES serves over 1,400 youth each year and is one of the largest and fastest growing school-based after-school programs in Boston. Founded in 1999, America SCORES Boston is an independent, federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit and an affiliate of America SCORES, founded in 1994. For more information, please visit www.americascoresboston.org.

New England Revolution to Host Bowl For A Goal Charity Bowling Event on July 15

Presented by Arbella Insurance, inaugural Bowl For A Goal at
Splitsville Lanes in Foxborough will benefit Special Olympics Massachusett
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What:
The New England Revolution will host the inaugural Bowl For A Goal charity bowling event on Wednesday, July 15, at Splitsville Lanes in Foxboro. Bowl For A Goal is presented by Arbella Insurance and all proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts.

General admission tickets can be purchased for a $25 donation to Special Olympics Massachusetts at www.revolutionsoccer.net/bowlforagoal. Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite Revolution players, along with local Special Olympic athletes. Funds raised at the event will be presented to Special Olympics Massachusetts prior to the Revs’ home game on Saturday, July 18 when New England hosts New York City FC at Gillette Stadium.

Who:
New England Revolution
Taylor Twellman, Revs Alumnus & ESPN analyst

When:
Wednesday, July 15
5:30 p.m. Pre-reception
6:30 p.m. Bowling begins

Where:
Splitsville Lanes
220 Patriot Place
Foxborough, MA 02035

How:
For more information about this event, please visit www.revolutionsoccer.net/bowlforagoal.

Media Contact:
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: kflight@elevatecom.com

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