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.

First Annual Sons of Ben Night at the Flyers

Benefiting the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

On Tuesday 2/22/11 against the Phoenix Coyotes the Sons of Ben will sit in the second level for an off-season get together. We'll have an opportunity to sing, chant, hoist our scarves and even do a little pre-gaming.

Tickets are $30 each, with a portion of each sale going to CFF. This is a nice discount from the Flyers. You can purchase tickets at TicketLeap here. We are limiting each purchase to six tickets.

We will be sitting in the back five rows of three neighboring sections, for a total of 142 seats. If we sell these out there may be a possibility for more, but we would need to lock in the seats soon.

The Flyers are well aware of what we are about and they say anything goes, with the exception of smoke.

Prior to the game we'll have a set up for drinks where we will raffle off Union & Flyers merchandise to benefit Cystic Fibrosis and who knows what other surprises.

We are still working out the details for the distribution of actual game tickets and will have more information available as we get closer to the event. Your TicketLeap receipt DOES NOT provide entrance into the game.

© copyright 2014, Sons of Ben.  Main image by Earl Gardner.