FRISCO, Texas (Oct. 22, 2010) – FC Dallas President and CEO Doug Quinn has challenged Los Angeles Galaxy President of Business Operations Tom Payne to a winner-take-all wager benefitting either the Cancer Support Community of North Texas or Wilmington Bridges, the club announced today.
The two teams meet at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California Sunday evening at 7 p.m. Central Time.
FC Dallas and the Galaxy will know exactly what is on the line prior to kickoff Sunday. Should Real Salt Lake earn three points against the Rapids in Colorado on Saturday, FC Dallas would have the opportunity to spoil the Galaxy’s Supporters’ Shield dreams on Sunday. The Galaxy (17-7-5, 56 points) currently lead Real Salt Lake (15-4-10, 55 points) by a single point in the race for the best record in MLS this season.
Even if the Supporters’ Shield race has been decided prior to kickoff, the result of FC Dallas’ match against Los Angeles will determine the winner of the final “Get In and Win Charity Challenge” of the regular season. An FC Dallas victory would send four 2011 FC Dallas season tickets to the Cancer Support Community of North Texas courtesy of Payne. A victory for the Galaxy would mean Quinn will purchase four 2011 Los Angeles season tickets for Wilmington Bridges.
Quinn’s “Get In and Win Charity Challenge” has already earned 22 FC Dallas season tickets for local charities. The latest donation came last weekend when Quinn and Real Salt Lake President Bill Manning agreed to donate four tickets each to the opposing team’s charity of choice. Quinn donated four 2011 Real Salt Lake season tickets to the United Way of Salt Lake while Manning sent four 2011 FC Dallas season tickets to the Cancer Support Community of North Texas.
The charity challenge began by donating four 2011 season tickets to the Frisco Miracle League, courtesy of Quinn’s childhood friend and Chivas USA President Shawn Hunter. The two wagered the charitable donation on the outcome of the Aug. 21 match between their two sides, which saw Dallas finish on top 1-0. Dallas continued its hot streak by breaking the all-time MLS record for a road unbeaten streak with a draw in Columbus on Aug. 28. Following the match, Quinn donated four 2011 season tickets to Lift Up America. Quinn then sent the Dallas branch of Dress for Success two 2011 season tickets as FC Dallas defeated Toronto FC 1-0 on Sept. 4.
The team extended its unbeaten streak with three consecutive draws against San Jose, Red Bull New York and the New England Revolution, but was unable to cash in for the Frisco Family YMCA until Sept. 25 when FCD defeated the Kansas City Wizards 3-1. Dallas defeated the Chicago Fire 3-0 at Pizza Hut Park to cement its place in the 2010 MLS Cup Playoffs. That victory secured four FC Dallas 2011 season tickets for the Dallas League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) courtesy of Chicago Technical Director Frank Klopas.
About the Cancer Support Community of North Texas
The mission of the Cancer Support Community of North Texas is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Completely free of charge and nonprofit, Cancer Support Community of North Texas offers support groups, networking groups, lectures, workshops and social events in a non-residential, home-like setting. The Cancer Support Community is a lifeline to strength, hope and guidance and the effects are often life-changing.
About Wilmington Bridges
Wilmington Bridges is a non-profit organization committed to stabilizing the lives of our youth and young adults. Their belief is to involve them in positive activities and exposure to programs and projects, which will enhance the quality of their lives.
About FC Dallas’ “Get In and Win” season ticket campaign
FC Dallas’ “Get In and Win” season ticket campaign delivers huge savings to new and returning season ticket holders. Anyone who renews or purchases 2011 season tickets before Monday, Jan. 10 will receive either a 15-20 percent discount on the 2010 pricing for 2011 season tickets, or a free seat upgrade.
FC Dallas has a variety of ticket options to meet your needs, including a seven-game Mini Plan to help you Stripe up for the seven biggest regular season games. The seven-game Mini Plan includes guaranteed tickets to the New York Red Bulls, LA Galaxy, Houston Dynamo, and the Fourth of July game. Fans are able to retain the same seat for all seven games and gain access to the 2011 Meet the Team event. The seven-game Mini Plan also gives you great price points for three different seating areas.
For a limited time only, FC Dallas is also now offering the Holiday Flex Package. The Holiday Flex Package offer includes 10 vouchers good for any 2011 FCD regular season game at Pizza Hut Park, access to the 2011 Meet the Team event and three great price points for Club, Sideline West, and Sideline East seating areas.
For more information, visit FCDallas.com or call 888.FCD.GOAL (323.4625). Premium seating options such as the Winstar Club Loge, Field Tables, Center Circle and Club seats are also available in limited inventory. Contact the FC Dallas Front Office at (888) 323-4625 for details or go to www.fcdallas.com/getinandwin.