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.
Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter didn't sugarcoat the fact that he wasn't happy with his team's performance in the 3-0 loss to the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.
Kamara led Crew SC's attack with five shots in the match against the Impact, extending his season total to 81. The forward currently ranks second in the League in shots, 10 behind Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco.
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: