This week, Columbus Crew SC Investor-Operator Dr. Pete Edwards accepted two awards that recognized the Save The Crew movement.
The first received was the Columbus Foundation’s Spirit of Columbus Award. This award was created in honor of the first woman to fly solo around the world, Jerrie Mock. In 1964, Mock started her 29-day trip around the world from Port Columbus on her plane “The Spirit of Columbus.” Created in 2013, the Spirit of Columbus Award recognizes those who exemplify community spirit through their efforts. Along with the award, the Columbus Foundation made a grant contribution to the Columbus Crew Foundation on behalf of ownership, staff, and players.
“It’s more than just sports. It is community pride. It’s the spirit of togetherness, the Spirit of Columbus," Dr. Edwards said during the award celebration. “I think all of us should be proud collectively as a community. We were able to do something that has never been done in the history of American Sports. It was about commitment. It was about community. It was about shared goals. It was about a realization that we are better together than we are apart.”
Additionally, Dr. Edwards attended the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s (MORPC) Massive Collaboration Award ceremony, which also paid tribute to the collective Save The Crew movement. The Massive Collaboration Award honors individuals and organizations for their efforts and accomplishments related to a unique set of circumstances of regional significance.
On the pitch, the Black & Gold host the Portland Timbers on Saturday, April 20. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET at MAPFRE Stadium. Supporters can watch the match on FOX Sports Ohio, stream on FOX Sports GO, or listen on 97.1 FM The Fan or www.ColumbusCrewSC.com (English & Spanish).