FRISCO, Texas – Throughout the 2019 season, MLS WORKS, Allstate and Univision have partnered to provide opportunities for underserved youth in MLS markets, including Dallas-Fort Worth.
This Sunday, every save recorded during the UniMás telecast of FC Dallas vs New York City FC will result in a donation of $500 worth of soccer equipment to Coppell Special Olympics. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Throughout the 2018 season, over $8,000 in donations were made to DFW area schools and charities as a result of the Every Save Makes a Difference program. Since 2015, the program has donated over $340,000 worth of equipment and has impacted over 170 difference organizations.
FC Dallas' eight nationally televised games on UniMas/Univision are eligible for this program in 2019:
|March 9||LA Galaxy||Univision||Boys & Girls Club of Collin County||$500|
|March 23||Colorado Rapids||UniMás||Heart House Dallas||$1,500|
|April 27||San Jose Earthquakes||Univision||Trinity Basin Preparatory||$1,000|
|May 4||Houston Dynamo||Univision||Special Olympics Texas – Area 10||$1,000|
|May 11||New York Red Bulls||Univision||YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas||$500|
|June 30||Portland Timbers||UniMás||Dallas Youth Sports||$1,000|
|September 14||Chicago Fire||Univision||Moody Family YMCA||$1,500|
|September 22||New York City FC||UniMás||Coppell Special Olympics||TBD|