Last week, Sacramento Republic FC and The California Endowment announced their partnership to promote wellness, including highlighting the importance that everyone – regardless of immigration status – has access to quality, affordable health coverage. The partnership kicked off Wednesday, April 15, with a #Health4All celebration night at Bonney Field during the Republic FC v Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 match. The match featured giveaways to fans in attendance and a special halftime presentation honoring four community members who are working on the front lines to raise awareness about the need for expanded health care services for the undocumented in Sacramento County.
The California Endowment and Republic FC will be engaging youth across Sacramento schools through a variety of outreach efforts coordinated through Sacramento Building Healthy Communities. During the 2015 season, Republic FC will host three free youth soccer clinics, as well as offer two VIP experiences for young people, with access to players and coaches. Furthermore, 500 donated tickets will be awarded to youth throughout the 2015 USL season as an incentive to live healthy lifestyles.
The partnership will also incorporate other Endowment campaigns such as #DoTheMath and efforts to raise awareness about the negative effects of junk food.