COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC today announced that the Club is set to hold several activations ahead of Saturday’s MLS Cup at MAPFRE Stadium. These activations include a Crew SC Foundation community service project alongside the MLS Cup Legacy program as well as the Light Up Columbus initiative, which will see several Columbus landmarks lit up in Black & Gold. Moreover, the Massive Stadium Seat Tour will be on display at Polaris Fashion Place from now until December 21.
Today, Tuesday, the Club is holding Traditions Tuesday. All Crew SC fans are encouraged to share their favorite Crew traditions using the hashtags “#Crew96” or “#To96ether” on their social media accounts. The following day, as part of Healthcare Heroes Wednesday, Crew SC will be recognizing local healthcare workers as a way to express gratitude for the important work they do within the Columbus community.
On Thursday, December 10th, the Crew and MLS WORKS will unveil a renovated fitness room at the Ronald McDonald House Columbus. As the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House, the renovation will benefit over 4500 families a year that stay at the facility and undergo treatment just across the street at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The renovation will include a Columbus inspired mural from local artist Hakim, $10,000 worth of fitness equipment provided by League sponsor and Clubs’ community partner AT&T, fitness towels, water bottles, a sanitation station in addition to a new video monitor and sound system that will run club fitness videos from the Ronald McDonald House app. Two lucky families staying at the RMDH facility will be invited to unveil the new space alongside Crew Cat, the Club’s mascot.
Thursday’s community event is followed by Black & Gold Friday, with fans around the city being encouraged to don their Crew SC gear in support of the Club and share on their social media accounts using the “#Crew96” and “To96ther” hashtags. Additionally, throughout the week, 10 fans who post using the hashtags will be selected to receive a Crew SC swag package of items for supporting the Club.
Columbus Crew SC is set to host Seattle Sounders FC for the 2020 MLS Cup at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday, December 12 [8:00 p.m. ET / FOX, UniMas, TUDN]. Crew SC recently advanced to the 2020 MLS Cup by defeating the New England Revolution 1-0 at MAPFRE Stadium this past Sunday. Saturday’s match marks the Crew’s third MLS Cup appearance in Club history.
WEEKLY ACTIVATION SCHEDULE
Tuesday, December 8 – Traditions Tuesday: Crew SC fans are encouraged to share their favorite Black & Gold Traditions on social media using the hashtags “#Crew96” or “#To96ether”
Wednesday, December 9 – Healthcare Heroes Wednesday: Crew SC will recognize health care workers for their continual hard work and impact in the Columbus community throughout the season
Thursday, December 10 – Give Forward Thursday: MLS Cup Legacy Community Service Project at Ronald McDonald House Columbus
Friday, December 11 – Black & Gold Friday: Fans all around the city are encouraged to don their Black & Gold gear in support of the Club and share on their social media accounts using the “#Crew96” hashtag.
Friday, December 11 and Saturday December 12 – Light Up Columbus: The Third Street bridge, the Short North, the LeVeque Tower, and the AEP Building will be lit up in Black & Gold to show the city’s support for the Crew