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Support Buffalo's Refugee Community and FC Buffalo's Volunteers
$1,200 raised
9% of $12.8k goal
32 contributors
108 Days running

          FC Buffalo is a soccer club in the National Premier Soccer League based in Buffalo, New York. We’re more than just a sports team though. We believe a soccer club should be a pillar of its community. Since our inception in 2009 we’ve stayed true to our club motto, “For Our City”, and have tried to do our part around Buffalo. 2019 will be special, as it’s our 10th anniversary season, and we’re using it to renew our commitment to our city and to everyone that calls it home.

           We’ve been invited to spend part of our preseason this May in Germany. A major theme of our trip, through festivals and the clubs we will be playing, is diversity and tolerance. Soccer is the world’s game, and it has the incredible power to bring people from all walks of life together. We plan on continuing on with this theme when we come home, and this fundraiser is the start of it all. Your donations will both help support the Buffalo refugee community and allow us to take our staff to Germany, where they will act as ambassadors of our club, our city, and our country. FC Buffalo’s staff members are volunteers who sacrifice their time to help the club with everything from game day operations to community outreach.

          If you'd like to learn more about all of this, please watch our short video above. The milestones below show exactly what your donations will be used for.

 

Donations prior to hitting $10,000 will be split 50/50 between the Buffalo refugee community and FC Buffalo volunteer staff. 100% of donations after $10,000 will go to the Buffalo refugee community.

  • At launch of campaign
    • FC Buffalo will start a Refugee Internship program
    • FC Buffalo will commit to partnering with refugee and immigrant-owned businesses for game day concessions in 2019
  • Every $10
    • For every $10 donated, FC Buffalo will donate 1 ticket to a to-be-determined 2019 home game to Journey’s End Refugee Services or West Side International Soccer
  • At $1,500
    • We will provide bus transportation for Journey’s End Refugee Services and West Side International Soccer to the to-be-determined game
  • At $3,000
    • We will provide equipment and help to cover other costs for the Journey’s End Refugee Services soccer team
  • At $3,500
    • The first FC Buffalo volunteer staff member will travel to Germany to be an ambassador of our club, our city, and our country
  • At $4,500
    • We will cover a West Side International Soccer team’s registration fee with the Buffalo and Western New York Junior Soccer League
  • At $6,000
    • We will cover the insurance costs so that the World Refugee Day in Western New York event this summer can have a soccer tournament
  • At $7,000
    • The second FC Buffalo volunteer staff member will travel to Germany to be an ambassador of our club, our city, and our country
  • At $8,000
    • We will cover the costs of the West Side International Soccer team’s jerseys, shorts, and socks, as well as player insurance and risk management passes through New York State West Youth Soccer Association
  • At $9,000
    • We will cover costs for equipment and trophies at the World Refugee Day in Western New York soccer tournament
  • At $10,000
    • We will cover the costs to secure the West Side International Soccer team’s field as well as field insurance
    • The third FC Buffalo volunteer staff member will travel to Germany to be an ambassador of our club, our city, and our country
    • (At this point FC Buffalo will have donated 1,000 tickets to the to-be-determined game!)
  • At $11,000
    • We will cover the referee fees for the 1st field at the World Refugee Day in Western New York soccer tournament
  • At $12,000
    • We will cover the referee fees for the 2nd field at the World Refugee Day in Western New York soccer tournament
  • At $12,750
    • We will cover transportation costs for the West Side International Soccer team’s away games
  • Over $12,750
    • All donations after $12,750 will go towards soccer field improvements for parks in Buffalo’s West Side community (the West Side is where a large percentage of Buffalo’s refugee and immigrant community live). This is meant to be general as FC Buffalo will work with community members and our partner organizations to use this money in the way that is most beneficial to the West Side community. Further updates will be given as we reach this goal. We have exciting things planned!
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