USL Spokane Introduces Together Spokane Initiative
SPOKANE, Wash. – USL Spokane today announced Together Spokane, the club’s first official community engagement initiative with the mission of unifying the local community by working alongside local non-profit organizations for the betterment of Spokane.
USL Spokane has partnered with Spokane Youth Sports Association (SYSA), Spokane Arts, HUB Sports Center, Latinos en Spokane and the Carl Maxey Center to become the first five beneficiaries of the Together Spokane Initiative. Through the partnership, USL Spokane season ticket deposits will be able to be purchased using a unique link associated with the benefitting organization. All net proceeds of ticket deposits sold using each link will be donated back to the respective organization. Donate to these organizations here.
“We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we have received from the community and wanted to launch our first initiative using our successful ticket deposit campaign as a vehicle to give back,” said USL Spokane President Cindy Chipman. “These five organizations are doing meaningful work and are tremendous assets to our community. We’re thrilled to partner with them and be able to see them benefit from all the support this community has given to us.”
Spokane Youth Sports Association (SYSA) provides sports activities for all youth in which everyone plays, develops skills, is taught good sportsmanship and learns the value of being a team player. SYSA has been contributing to youth sports in the Greater Spokane region for the last 55 years. SYSA is committed to the belief that every child, no matter their skill level, should have the opportunity to be a part of SYSA’s programs.
Spokane Arts supports arts and culture in the region through grantmaking, programming, advocacy and professional development. Spokane Arts fosters creativity by providing direct support to individuals, groups and organizations in the creative sector, while promoting local arts and culture to the wider community.
HUB Sports Center is a nonprofit, community-based 66,000 square-foot regional sports venue, in partnership with other community non-profits, where youth, adults and seniors take part in a variety of events and activities. HUB Sports Center joins the communities of faith, sports, education, business and government to positively impact our youth and region through events and programs that enhance life skills.
Latinos en Spokane is a Latino and immigrant-led 501(c)(3)_, non-profit organization centered on supporting citizen participation, culturally led community development and empowerment of the Latino and immigrant population in Spokane County. We do our work through our Center for Latinos, our Community Comadre social worker program, El Mercadito outdoor cultural market, educational workshops, cultural events, activism, and partnering with local organizations. The mission of LES is to build capacity within Latino and immigrant families and support the advancement of community members, leaders, and business-owners in Spokane to address the needs of the growing Latino and immigrant population through inclusive community engagement, and serve as catalyst for immigrant rights, social, racial, economic, and environmental justice for a more equitable Spokane County.
The Carl Maxey Center (CMC) is a Black-led and Black-centered non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, based in the East Central neighborhood of Spokane. CMC is both a neighborhood cultural center and gathering place, as well as a community-based organization that provides programs and services focused on addressing the needs of Spokane's African American/Black community. The mission of CMC is to change lives and improve the well-being of Spokane’s African American/Black community by expanding the educational, economic and cultural opportunities that are currently available, and by addressing the racial disparities and racial inequities that currently exist and have persisted in this area.
USL Spokane launched their inaugural season ticket deposit program in December to much success, surpassing 1,200 deposits within the first week.
For organizations interested in joining the Together Spokane initiative, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.