Sons of Ben

The Sons of Ben is a 501(c) (3) Pennsylvania based non-profit, membership organization.

The Sons of Ben, founded in January 2007, exists to support and develop the Delaware Valley soccer community. Through active, grassroots support, the Sons of Ben helped establish the momentum leading to the creation of the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Philadelphia Independence of the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league. In forging a relationship with Chester City, Delaware County and Pennsylvania State political leaders along with Major League Soccer, the vocal support of the group directly influenced the decision to award Philadelphia with an MLS franchise.

The Sons of Ben have provided a social outlet for soccer supporters to share common interests and be part of a larger community of sports fans in the 4th largest American media market. The organization has grown to include over 5,000 members throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and around the world. The Sons of Ben have also grown to oversee the Delaware Valley Infantry, a US Soccer supporters group based in Philadelphia region, and the Daughters of Betsy, a Philadelphia Independence (WPS) supporters group.
Charitable and philanthropic efforts have been central to the Sons of Ben since its founding, as evidenced by annual initiatives supporting the Bernardine Center in Chester, PA through its Help Kick Hunger campaign and ongoing efforts to support various other organizations close to the Delaware Valley soccer community.

The coming months will start a new chapter in the organizations noteworthy story with many historical events marking the arrival of the Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia Independence and the Sons of Ben into the national spotlight.

End of Season Sale @ OnionBag.com

2010 has been a season of success for the Sons of Ben and thePhiladelphia Union. To celebrate,OnionBag.com is offering 25% off all officially licensed Philadelphia Union products including jerseys, training apparel, accessories, and more. This special promotion includes the official Philadelphia Union home and away jerseys which will be the same ones the Union wear for the 2011 season! All Union jerseys, including youth shirts, are available with authentic MLS names and numbers. OnionBag.com can print any name and number combination you want using the exact same letters and digits the Union wear on the field! In addition to saving 25% off your order, your purchase also helps Sons of Ben raise money for club activities. OnionBag.com returns a portion of your purchase back to Sons of Ben to help grow the best supporters club in the country. Show your support for The U and help Sons of Ben have an even better 2011. Also keep in mind that Sons of Ben benefit even when you buy non Union products! Just make sure you click through one of the links to OnionBag.com on SonsOfBen.com when you are ready to start shopping.

OnionBag.com carries a wide range of official jerseys and apparel from around the world. OnionBag.com also specializes in customized jerseys, being the first site in the United States to offer authentic personalized jerseys for MLS, the English Premier League and more. Located in North Bergen, NJ, orders to the greater Philadelphia area generally arrive the next day using standard UPS ground shipping. Right now, in addition to this special End of Season offer, you can also get free UPS ground shipping if you spend $100 or more!

Congratulations to Sons of Ben and the Philadelphia Union on a memorable 2010!

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