Frisco, TX (September 6, 2023) – FC Dallas is excited to announce that applications for the 2024 Homegrown Partner Program, supported by Gallagher, are now open. The Homegrown Partner Program invites Dallas/Fort Worth-based minority-owned businesses to apply for a customized FC Dallas corporate partnership package for the upcoming 2024 MLS season.
“The Homegrown Partner Program has solidified its presence as a leading DFW business initiative,” said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt. “As we enter our fourth year operating the program, it has created a remarkable legacy, one that we are committed to nurturing in the years to come.”
Since its inception in June 2020, the FC Dallas Homegrown Partner Program has remained steadfast in its mission to effect positive social and economic change for local businesses. FC Dallas has committed more than $1.5 million in sponsorship packages to Homegrown Partners to date. The program officially launched during the 2021 MLS season and embodies FC Dallas' unwavering dedication to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the DFW business community.
The Homegrown Partner Program has provided 15 local businesses with customized FC Dallas packages:
- Avery’s Savory Popcorn
- Flatrock Smokehouse BBQ
- Hustle Clean
- Oasis Accents
- Cookie Society
- The Good Jerky
- Southwest Mobile Advertising
- Casa M Spice
- GRIT Fitness
- Reveal Suits
- Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que
- Urban Hydration
“Avery's Savory Popcorn LLC is excited to be a 2023 FC Dallas Homegrown Partner. This partnership has introduced us not only to new customers and business relationships but also to the world of Major League Soccer. We look forward to a sustained relationship for years to come," said Avery's Savory Popcorn owners Allen and Sherry Avery.
“The FC Dallas Homegrown Partner Program represents a veritable commitment to provide opportunities, access, and support from a large corporate partner that doesn’t just “say the right things” but, DOES the right things. The FC Dallas Homegrown Partner program has given us exclusive access to network, acquired knowledge, and resources. This access has enabled Flatrock Smokehouse the ability to touch and interact with a base of people we never would have been able to reach with the same speed and breadth,” said Flatrock BBQ Owner and Pit Master Robert Davis.
2024 Homegrown Partner Program Application Process
Businesses interested in participating in the 2024 Homegrown Partner Program are encouraged to submit their applications promptly. Applications for the 2024 Homegrown Partner Program are currently open online at FCDallas.com/HomegrownPartnerProgram and close on Friday, October 6 at 11:59PM CT.
The 2024 class will be announced in January 2024.