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16 July 11:12 am

The men and women in our nation's military make enormous sacrifices while serving overseas.

To help make their tours of duty a little bit easier, Crew SC players Sergio Campbell and Kalen Ryden joined forces with Operation Buckeye to send some love from Central Ohio to servicemen and women everywhere.

After celebrating Military Appreciation night presented by Heartland Bank at MAPFRE Stadium on July 4, Ryden and Cambpell spent Wednesday afternoon filling care packages with food, toiletries, and letters of encouragment to help brighten soldiers’ spirits while they serve the United States Military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Operation Buckeye's mission is to "bring a touch of home and brighten a day of a solider." The organization has sent tens-of-thousands of care packages to troops since its founding.

The event was held as a part of Crew SC's Give Forward Initiative, which is sponsored by MAPFRE Insurance.

08 July 12:24 pm

Crew SC midfielder Hector Jimenez in conjunction with MLS WORKS and Univision presented the Ohio Hispanic Coalition with soccer equipment on July 8th at their Westside location.
 
Balls, shorts, shin guards, socks and cones were donated to assist the Ohio Hispanic Coalition in running their soccer program.
 
Along with donating the equipment to the more than 50 kids who were on hand, Jimenez took a tour of the facility and signed autographs.
 
The event was held as part of Crew SC’s Give Forward initiative, which is sponsored by MAPFRE Insurance.

As you can see, Hector had a lot of fun:

08 July 11:22 am
 
Columbus Monthly has released its annual “Best of Columbus” issue, and Crew SC has been recognized.
 
The editors have selected us for “Best New Attitude” featured in the City Life category. Here's what they said:
 
The Columbus Crew SC’s new look has jump-started the team and the city alike. “We wanted to continue to be original, authentically Columbus and energetic,” says Andy Loughnane, president of business operations. “We wanted to be unapologetically a soccer club. [The redesigned badge] honors our heritage and identifies the city we’re proud to call home and recognizes our supporter culture,” and the striking new black and gold are “unmistakably Columbus—a mark of civic pride.” Columbus Crew SC has also improved the fan experience, making Hot Chicken Takeover, Jeni’s and local beers available at MAPFRE Stadium. But, most importantly, the new attitude is reflected in the team’s playing. “We’re playing a really competitive, fun and interesting brand of soccer on the pitch,” Loughnane says.
 
The Black & Gold currently sit in second place in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference. With six home wins through the first half of the regular season, MAPFRE Stadium has been a fortress thanks to our supporters. With our new look having been inspired by the city and the people of Columbus, it’s an honor to receive this award.
 
In addition to the "Best New Attitude" award, Columbus Monthly’s "Readers' Picks" also featured their favorite players. Wil Trapp took home the “Best Crew SC Player” honor, followed by Federico Higuaín and Justin Meram. 
24 June 2:29 pm

Crew SC defender and captain, Michael Parkhurst, stopped by the Far East Recreation Center as part of Olympic Day 2015 on June 23. Michael spoke to the kids about his experience playing for the U.S. Men’s National Team and representing his country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. After speaking to the group, Michael answered questions and signed autographs.
 
Olympic Day’s mission is to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, while promoting the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect - as well as the three Olympic Day pillars: move, learn and discover - in every corner of the globe.
 
The event was part of Crew SC's "Give Forward" initiative, which is sponsored by MAPFRE Insurance.

13 May 4:46 pm

Crew SC forward, Kei Kamara, made a special appearance at Hayes Intermediate School in Grove City. Kei spoke to the students about his personal journey from Sierra Leone and the importance of hard work and dedication both in the classroom and on the field. After speaking to the group, Kei answered questions from the students, signed autographs and posed for a few pictures.

The event was part of Crew SC's "Give Forward" inititative, which is sponsored by MAPFRE Insurance.

24 April 4:31 pm

As part of the club’s Give Forward initiative, Crew SC players Ben Speas and Brad Stuver participated in Asbury Elementary School's annual "Right to Read" week on Thursday, April 23. The players had a blast reading and answering questions from over 100 Kindergarten and 1st grade students. Crew SC’s Give Forward initiative is presented by MAPFRE Insurance.

 

31 March 12:45 pm

As part of the club’s Give Forward initiative, Columbus Crew SC players teamed up with members of the MAPFRE Insurance staff to serve lunch at the Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio on Monday, March 30.

Crew SC’s Michael Parkhurst, Steve Clark, Ethan Finlay, Mohammed Saeid and Emanuel Pogatetz met with families, signed autographs and took photos during lunch. They also took a tour of the facility – the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world – including the Columbus Crew SC Exercise Room, which was renovated in 2013.

Crew SC’s Give Forward initiative is presented by MAPFRE Insurance. Monday’s event was made possible thanks to donations from Crew SC partners at MAPFRE, Papa John’s, Kroger and Pepsi.

03 February 12:59 pm

Join Frankie and the Nordecke Plungers as they support Special Olympics Ohio by jumping in the 13th Annual Columbus Polar Plunge on February 21.  Be a part of the team or donate HERE.

17 December 6:22 pm

Crew SC players Michael Parkhurst, Ben Speas, Chad Barson and Tyson Wahl, along with Brand Ambassador Frankie Hejduk, pitched in at The Salvation Army’s Christmas Cheer event, helping families find the perfect gifts for their kids and food for the holidays. Members of the Crew SC Front Office staff also donated their time and labor to help make local families' holiday a little brighter. 

16 December 1:14 pm

Crew SC forward Kei Kamara paid a visit to Medina Middle School  today to speak to the students about the importance of pursing their dreams and focusing on academics. Kamara shared his personal story about how sports helped him adjust to life in America after emigrating from his native Sierra Leone and achieve his goals.