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27 March 12:20 pm

When: March 27th

Where: Frisco YMCA

Event title: Red Frisco Friday Tour Stop – Frisco YMCA

Attendance: 30-40

Summary:

The FC Dallas Red Frisco Friday Tour visited the Frisco YMCA on March 27th from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm CT.  At this weekly event, FC Dallas’ own Danny Garcia stopped by to sign autographs and take pictures with fans and surprised gym-goers alike. In addition to the autograph signing, with generous help from sponsors, fans that came to the tour stop received prizes that included drawstring backpacks, mini glow in the dark soccer balls, FC Dallas key chains, and bracelets. 

14 March 12:20 pm

When: March 14th

Where: Toyota Stadium

Event title: FC Dallas vs. Sporting Kansas City

Attendance:

Summary: The Mobile Marketing Tour visited the pregame festivities of the March 14th FC Dallas 3-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City from 6 pm – 7:30 pm.  At the second home game of the year, a large turnout of fans enthusiastically participated in spinning the prize wheel and shooting on the goal to receive prizes such as Toyota jump ropes, FC Dallas key chains, McDonald’s rally towels, and Texas Health Associates sunscreen. Stationed in the Northeast Corner of the Stadium near the Lamar Hunt statue, the location was optimal to have as much visibility for sponsors as possible as fans came in and found their seats.

 

13 March 12:20 pm

When: March 13th

Where: Frisco Library

Event title: Frisco Library Promo

Attendance: 300

Summary: The FC Dallas Red Frisco Friday Tour visited the Frisco Library on March 13th from 4:00pm  - 5:30pm CT.  During our time at the beautiful library we saw hundreds of fans chomping at the bit to get a chance to spin the prize wheel and meet a FC Dallas team member. At this week’s event, participants that spun the prize wheel had a chance to win prizes such as glow in the dark soccer balls, jump ropes, sunscreen, and rally towels! They also had the opportunity to meet FC Dallas defensemen Walker Zimmerman. It’s safe to say that the Frisco Library has never been that loud! 

24 January 5:10 pm

When: January 24th

Where: Toyota Soccer Complex

Event title: Michael Brown Winter Classic

Attendance:

Summary: The Mobile Marketing Tour visited the Michael Brown Winter Classic at Toyota Soccer Complex on January 24th from noon – 2 pm. Participants in the tournament, families, and spectators alike were eager to spin the prize wheel for prizes including Cricket soccer balls, Texas Health sunscreen, FC Dallas pencils, and Toyota jump ropes. Soccer players of all ages greatly enjoyed shooting on the goal to attempt to win extra prizes from our Tour sponsors. The tournament was a great success, consisting of 199 teams from around the country, which provided a plethora of visibility for Tour sponsors and FC Dallas.

15 December 11:14 am

Mark your calendars! The date has been set for Cocktails and Cleats 2015 presented by Chase and the annual season kickoff event is returning to F.I.G. in downtown Dallas.

Details about the event will be announced in the coming months, but if last year is any indication (video below) it's sure to be a good time!

09 December 6:29 pm

Sunday night on CNN, Jon Burns and the Lionsraw story was broadcast to millions of people around the world on CNN Heroes.

We're lucky enough to have Jon based right here in Dallas and our FC Dallas Foundation works extremely closely with Lionsraw.

We've profiled his story both in print and in video, and Jon has a special message he wants to send to you guys during this holiday season:

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO LIONSRAW AND HAVE YOUR DONATION MATCHED UP TO $50,000!

"This year has seen our biggest year by far, in the 10 year history of Lionsraw:

  • We have developed a UK legacy centre that is serving 500 children in Middlesbrough.
  • Every week we continue to feed and educate 400 children every day in Durban, South Africa.
  • In Brazil, we have constructed an education and football centre in a favela where we are serving 500 children every week.
  • We have just launched a soccer school in Dallas targeting 200 children at risk of exclusion through bad health and poor diet.

Every week your support is directly helping around 2000 children with various needs in poverty around the world through the work of Lionsraw.

Can I ask you to invite your friends to watch and donate over this next week, so that we can raise $25,000 which will be doubled to $50,000?

Please contact me if you want to help us in any other ways, but our giving will only be matched if it is through the portal above.

Your gift will be made through Amazon to Surgance, our USA partner 501c3, all of your gift will be tax deductible.

Can I wish you and your family a very happy holidays and blessings for the New Year!

JON - jon.burns@lionsraw.org

READ: CNN Heroes 2014 Finalist Jon Burns and Lionsraw working with FC Dallas Foundation to create an army of soccer supporters making a difference

08 October 2:39 pm

All you Chipotle fanatics in Dallas rejoice! Join us at Chipotle at Preston & Warren in Frisco on Thursday, Oct. 9th from 3:00 - 4:30PM as two of our Homegrown stars, Victor Ulloa & Moises Hernandez, will be signing autographs, taking pictures and even rolling a burrito or two.

Come get your Chipotle fix on Thursday afternoon with Vic, Mo & FCD!

26 September 4:28 pm

Toyota is giving you the chance to meet FC Dallas Homegrown players Moises Hernandez and Victor Ulloa at the State Fair of Texas on Saturday, September 27. The players will be signing autographs and taking photos from 3-4pm at the Toyota outdoor display (above) on Saturday afternoon.

Fans can also get photos with FCD mascot Tex Hooper, or arrive early at 2pm to get photos with the FC Dallas Girls.

16 September 3:05 pm
Here are the photos from Team BR19 at our annual Dallas Heart Walk. Team BR19 had over 130 people participate and raised more than $11,000 donated to the American Heart Association! A special thanks goes out to our partner Elephant Insurance for their support of Team BR19.

20 August 3:47 pm

After FC Dallas' 3-1 win over the Colorado Rapids ealier this month, the FC Dallas Special Olympics team played the Colorado Rapids Special Olympics squad in the second match of a doubleheader that evening.

The event was a resounding success, and one part of what made it all possible was the volunteerism of a handful of FC Dallas Youth players. With 10 players on the roster, the Special Olympics team needed a few volunteers in order to accomodate an 11v11 full-field game.

They got the extra players they needed in FC Dallas U-18 ECNL players Jordan Mulnix, Makenna Johnson and Ashley Bishop and ECNL U-23 forward Hannah Higgins [above, bottom row, left four].

"It was an incredible atmosphere," said Higgins, a recent University of Texas graduate who has played for FCD's U-23 team for the past three summers. "I know the [Special Olympics players] were super excited to get out there and play."

Higgins' younger brother is a Special Olympics athlete and her father is president of the Flower Mound Special Olympics. She said as soon as the opportunity came up she knew she wanted to help any way she could.

"I definitely try to give back to Special Olympics," she said. "Whenever I can I try to go out and help coach my brother’s Special Olympics team or just volunteer, whether it’s hanging out with the kids or coming to cheer them on."

That kind of volunteerism is something encouraged through the PRACTICE program, which is a character-building initiative FC Dallas Youth uses to reinforce traits such as Compassion, Respect and Integrity in players both on and off the pitch.

"It was a really fulfilling experience for me," said High School senior Ashley Bishop, a midfielder for the U-18 ECNL team. "[The Special Olympics players] were so pumped to play in the stadium. They were super excited and I think they all had a lot of fun. It was a really good experience for everyone."

With the support from FC Dallas Youth, the front office and the thousands of fans who cheered the team on throughout the match, the Special Olympics athletes got the memorable night they deserved.

"To have the opportunity to play on a professional field in front of professional athletes; I think they felt like superstars that night. For all of us that volunteered, that’s what we wanted; we wanted them to feel like superstars."