HOUSTON (Friday, July 31, 2015)--Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash players will participate in a charity power soccer exhibition game against the Houston Fireballs on Wednesday, August 5, it was announced today.
The event, supported by Dynamo Charities and presented by the Halliburton Charitable Foundation, will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Fonde Community Center (110 Sabine St., Houston, TX 77007). Dynamo midfielders Rob Lovejoy and Nathan Sturgis and defender David Horst will participate in the event along with Dash midfielder Brittany Bock, defender Lauren Sesselman and forwards Tiffani McCarty and Kealia Ohai. Players will be available to the media starting at 6:30 p.m.
The power soccer exhibition will utilize power wheelchairs and will be played in a 4 vs. 4 format. The game will be conducted with the mission of bringing awareness and promoting inclusion for all athletes.
The Houston Fireballs launched in 2010 as a member of the United States Power Soccer Association. The club participates in friendly games and tournaments in Texas. For more information, visit: www.HoustonFireballs.com.
WHAT: Exhibition game to bring awareness to power soccer
WHEN: Wednesday, August 5th, 7-9 p.m.
Fonde Community Center
110 Sabine St.
Houston, TX 77007
Dynamo midfielder Rob Lovejoy
Dynamo midfielder Nathan Sturgis
Dynamo defender David Horst
Dash midfielder Brittany Bock
Dash defender Lauren Sesselman
Dash forward Tiffany McCarty
Dash forward Kealia Ohai
ABOUT DYNAMO CHARITIES
Dynamo Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization and the charitable arm of the Houston Dynamo. It believes in using the power of the Dynamo and the sport of soccer to support the Houston community. For more information, log on to DynamoCharities.org or call (713) 276-7533.
ABOUT HOUSTON FIREBALLS
The Houston power soccer program is a non-profit organization that serves children, youth and young adults in the greater Houston area who use power wheelchairs. Houston power soccer provides recreational and competitive opportunities for players to participate independently in an adaptive sport. The Houston Fireballs are the first power soccer team to exist in Texas and are rallying others to build a competitive league across the State. For more information, visit www.HoustonFireballs.com
ABOUT THE HOUSTON DYNAMO
The Houston Dynamo are a Major League Soccer club that has won two MLS Cup championships and four conference championships in its first eight seasons and qualified to represent the United States in international competition six times. The team currently trains in the Houston Methodist Champions’ Field at Houston Sports Park (HSP), the premier training facility in Southeast Texas, and plays at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston. For more information, log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500.
ABOUT THE HOUSTON DASH
The Houston Dash are a National Women’s Soccer League club that began play in April 2014 for the start of the league’s second season. The Dash are the first expansion club in the NWSL, joining the eight original members that launched the league in 2013. The NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association, Federation of Mexican Football and the United States Soccer Federation. It is the top-flight women’s professional soccer league in North America, featuring many of the top players from the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as talent from around the world. The 24-game regular season runs from April through August. The team trains at Houston Sports Park (HSP), the premier training facility in Southeast Texas, and plays at BBVA Compass Stadium in downtown Houston. For more information, visit www.HoustonDashSoccer.com or call (713) 276-GOAL.