FlowPlay Partners with RAVE Foundation to Bring 500 Local Kids to Seattle Sounders FC Match on July 23
Donation From Seattle-Based Video Game Developer Will Provide Hundreds of Soccer Balls to Seattle Area Kids in Need
SEATTLE, July 21, 2017 -- RAVE Foundation, the official charitable arm of Seattle Sounders FC, has a new faithful partner in local Emerald City-based immersive games developer, FlowPlay. The company is supporting RAVE's community outreach efforts through a combined charitable donation and sponsorship, providing game day tickets for 500 local youth to attend the July 23 Sounders match as they take on the San Jose Earthquakes. Along with this effort, FlowPlay is also supporting RAVE's ONE Ball program by providing funds for the purchase of 400 soccer balls, which will be gifted to kids throughout the greater Puget Sound community in need of a high-quality soccer ball.
"Over the last four years, our foundation has worked to instill leadership, inclusion, health, and empowerment through the game of soccer in our communities with the support and collaboration of local organizations," said Ashley Fosberg, Executive Director of the RAVE Foundation. "FlowPlay's donation is helping broaden our mission of removing barriers to participation on and off the field with the simple gift of a soccer ball and, in this case, the gift of experiencing the excitement of a Sounders match first-hand."
RAVE Foundation worked closely with area Boys & Girls Clubs of America to ensure the 500 tickets were provided to a diverse set of youth from a variety of communities, many of which have never had the opportunity to attend a Sounders FC match. The company's donation to the ONE Ball program will support RAVE's goal to provide every kid a soccer ball who needs one and target communities in need to foster a culture of inclusive, free play, pick-up, pop-up soccer. FlowPlay staff will also be involved, as 100 employees and family members will be decked out in Rave Green to cheer on the MLS Champions at the July 23 match.
"At FlowPlay, we are passionate about supporting the community around us and providing resources to help the next generation become engaged citizens," said Derrick Morton, CEO of FlowPlay. "We couldn't think of a better way to do this than through partnering with RAVE, and we know our donation will make a notable impact on continuing their mission of using soccer to empower all kids in the community to be inclusive, healthy, safe, and active."
Kick-off for Sunday's game is scheduled for 7:30pm PT on Sunday, July 23 at CenturyLink Field. Fans are encouraged to use #itonlytakesoneball and #SFCcommunity across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to cheer on the Sounders, RAVE Foundation, and the attending youths.
FlowPlay is the company behind the most powerful immersive gaming platform for casual and sports wagering games, virtual worlds and social casinos. A developer, operator and publisher, FlowPlay serves both consumers and businesses with engaging online and mobile free-to-play experiences. Partners turn to FlowPlay for its extensive multiplayer infrastructure, industry-leading monetization rates and proven track record helping businesses launch custom-branded online games. FlowPlay's consumer products include ourWorld, one of the most popular teen virtual worlds, and Vegas World, the industry's most engaging multiplayer social casino. Together, they have been played by a loyal community of more than 75 million users around the world. FlowPlay dominates a cross-section of industries including online and mobile games, fantasy sports and casinos – consistently creating opportunities in high-growth and emerging markets. Based in Seattle, FlowPlay was founded in 2006 and is primarily funded by Intel Capital and the creators of Skype. For more information, visit www.FlowPlay.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About RAVE Foundation
The RAVE Foundation, the official charitable arm of Seattle Sounders, was founded in 2013 to serve the greater Puget Sound community. Its mission: To build small, accessible soccer fields in urban areas that provide free play to shape young citizens, strengthen communities and encourage physical activity which empowers and inspires children and removes barriers to participation both on and off the field.