Photo courtesy of Dane Sheehan.
Forward Madison FC unveiled its ‘Match for Madison’ campaign Friday afternoon. The match, Forward Madison vs. COVID-19, is part of a fundraising effort to support local restaurants and healthcare workers on the frontlines. The Flamingos are aiming to break the club’s attendance record at Breese Stevens Field by selling tickets to the metaphorical match.
Fans and others hoping to support the initiative can purchase tickets at: https://www.forwardmadisonfc.com/matchformadison
“Forward Madison has always been, first and foremost, a community organization,” said Forward Madison COO Conor Caloia. “Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to not just look out for ourselves, but to help this city in its time of need. We’re calling on soccer fans from Madison and across the world to join us in this fight.”
Fans who purchase a ten-dollar ticket to “Forward Madison vs COVID-19” will receive a commemorative ticket as well as their name included on a mural that will go up at Breese Stevens Field. Five dollars from each ticket will go to a fund to purchase meals from six local restaurants, with the meals then being donated to healthcare workers at UW Hospital, American Family Children’s Hospital, UW Health at The American Center and UnityPoint Health - Meriter Hospital.
Forward Madison is partnering with the following local restaurants: Avenue Club, Alimentari, A Pig in a Fur Coat, Dark Horse, Salvatore’s and the Great Dane Pub.