COLUMBUS – MAPFRE Stadium today announced the teams that will face each other in the 2018 Columbus City League Championships, presented by OhioHealth, tomorrow, Thursday, October 11. The Centennial Stars face the Whetstone Braves in the girls’ championship at 5:30 p.m. ET, before the West Cowboys take on the Mifflin Punchers in the boys’ championship at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Championships are set to be preceded by a special match between the Linden McKinley STEM Academy Panthers and the KIPP Columbus Jaguars, slated to take place at 3:30 p.m. ET. The special match is part of a continued collaboration between the schools and the Crew SC Foundation. The partnership began in 2016 when the Crew SC Foundation helped the schools launch their soccer programs, providing the teams with equipment including jerseys, shorts, balls, goals and more. Since then, the Crew SC Foundation has continued its support by providing equipment, meals and facilitating training sessions.
The matches are presented by OhioHealth. Amenities such as the facility, field and public address are all provided at no cost to the schools in competition. The inaugural Columbus City League Championships took place in 2011, making 2018 the eighth edition for both boys' and girls' championships. Tickets to the championship matches will be sold for $6 beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET at the MAPFRE Stadium box office and include free entry to the special match at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Following the completion of both City League Championship games, an MVP and accompanying $1,000 scholarship to be applied to higher learning, courtesy of the Columbus Crew SC Foundation and OhioHealth, will be awarded to a player on each championship winning team.