First Tee – Greater Richmond, Richmond Kickers Unveil Alternate Black Kits

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RICHMOND, Va. – (Wednesday, May 19, 2021) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce a new partnership with First Tee – Greater Richmond, who will feature on the front of the Kickers’ new alternate black kit. First Tee – Greater Richmond is the first non-profit to feature on the front of a Richmond Kickers’ kit in the club’s 29 seasons.

“We are excited to partner with First Tee – Greater Richmond because of our similar missions to strengthen community connections,” said Kickers Chairman, Rob Ukrop. “The values learned at the golf course and on the soccer field will help prepare the next generation of young people to lead. We believe introducing both soccer and golf to the wider RVA community will make us stronger together.”

First Tee – Greater Richmond is a nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Through three major programming areas, the First Tee Life Skills Experience, the First Tee School Program, and collaborative community partnerships, First Tee – Greater Richmond reached more than 71,000 youth in 2019.

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“We are proud to be included on the Kickers’ alternate kit and partner with another like-minded organization,” added Brent Schneider, Chief Executive Officer of First Tee of Greater Richmond. “Through their commitment to the community and to making soccer accessible for all, they were a natural fit within our vision at First Tee – Greater Richmond: to strengthen the character of our community.

“We look forward to the partnership and collaborating on additional ways where our organizations can work together within the greater Richmond community.”

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As with the primary and secondary kits, Bon Secours will feature on the back of the alternate kit during the 2021 season.

Bon Secours enters their seventh year as a partner of the Kickers. As the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Richmond Kickers, Bon Secours brings a full spectrum of high-quality sports medicine care and services to both the Kickers professional team and youth players, including concussion awareness and management, orthopedic care, sports performance services, physical therapy, safety education, and injury prevention practices.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the Richmond Kickers, and we are proud of the work we have done together over the last several years to strengthen the health of our community by helping Richmond’s youth stay active,” added Ryan Stuhlreyer, Vice President of Service Line Strategy, Bon Secours Richmond. “We look forward to maintaining this momentum into another great year and season ahead.”

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The Kickers will debut the new alternate black kit in front of the home fans at City Stadium this Saturday night against North Carolina FC. Kickoff for that match is set for 6:30 p.m. The match will also stream live on ESPN+, and locally in Richmond on WTVR CBS 6.3 (Comcast 206, Verizon FiOS 466). A limited number of tickets are still available at RichmondKickers.com/tickets.

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