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.

SoB @ USA Rugby 7's Collegiate Championship; Special Ticket Pricing

The first weekend in June the Collegiate Rugby Championship is coming to PPL. Rugby sevens is a fast-paced version of rugby union, with short, exciting matches. There's a group stage and playoff rounds all in two days. Sevens is catching on strong in the US (our national team is quite competitive internationally) and will be an Olympic sport starting in 2016. Sixteen of the strongest collegiate sides in the country will be there, including Penn State and Temple.

We've worked out a special deal for our members for the event. $33 gets you a in-and-out ticket for the whole weekend, a voucher for a buy-one-get-one beer in the stadium, entrance to the block party, and a concert after the last match Saturday from the Dropkick Murphys. That's a $5 discount from the normal price. Be sure to enter the discount code: SOB to receive your discount! To buy tickets visit:

IMPORTANT: All tickets utilizing the discount code can be picked up the day of the event at the WILL CALL window are seated in Section 137 first then surrounding sections in the River End. Sales end on JUNE 1st so get your tickets today!!!

For more information on the USA Rugby 7's Collegiate Championship, please visit their website at: www.usasevenscci.com

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