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In Memory of Kenny Hanson

It is with a very heavy and sad heart that I announce the passing of former Sons of Ben President, Kenny Hanson.

Kenny was a kind soul and a great human being. He was a friend to many and a great leader. There are no easy words to explain the hole his passing has left in many of us, and the heart ache we feel. This will not be an easy time for our group, knowing that one of our own has passed on to SoB Eternal. He was a great leader, a man who enjoyed life and enjoyed helping others, one of those people who made you proud to know him, made you strive to be a better person. As someone said in a post, when Kenny served as President of the Sons of Ben, he did his best to have us focus on the one thing that tied us together, instead of the thousand things that pulled us apart.

Although we are all saddened by the untimely tragedy, I want every single one of you to reach out to your fellow SoBs, reach out to Kenny's friends and family, share a story our two about who Kenny was to you, how you met, whatever you need to do to keep a light spirit in these trying times. Even with tears in my eyes as I type this, I scroll through my facebook and twitter and texts, to rejoice in the stories and photos people are sharing, celebrating the life of our friend, our leader, our brother.

I want to thank the countless number of individuals and fellow supporter's clubs who have reached out and shown their support in this time of despair. It truly goes to show how far the greatness of Kenny Hanson has touched.

To Amy, Kenny's parents, family and friends, I know this is an extremely difficult time for you, but do not hesitate to let us know what you need, we will do whatever we possibly can to help you through these dark days. If you, or anybody needs to talk, please reach out, we are all here for you.

Ad Finem Fidelis.

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Help Kick Hunger 2014

This year HKH returns to Philly right inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center during MLS Superdraft weekend! The party will kick off at 7pm as we welcome guests to Field House (1150 Filbert St) with drinks and small bites.

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2013 SoB Season Kickoff

Beginning Anew

Optimism for 2013, Stache Bash, Bigger/Better Tailgates, and more...

In just a few short days, our boys in blue will return to our home, PPL Park. And just as they will return, so shall we. Returning with a renewed focus and optimism that the doldrums that were our collective 2012 are long since passed.

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2013 Union Schedule

After much anticipation, the 2013 Philadelphia Union schedule was released on Wednesday.

The Union open and close the season at home against Sporting Kansas City. Of the 17 home games, two will take place on a Wednesday, one each on a Sunday and Friday, with the remaining 13 falling on a Saturday.

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2012 River Cup Recap

Chester, PA – Philadelphia Union front office staff squared off against the Union’s supporters club the Son’s of Ben Sunday night at PPL Park for the 2nd Annual River Cup. The origin of the match started with the Sons of Ben asking to play on the pitch at PPL Park, it then turned into a challenge of supporters verses coaches and staff of the Union. Last year’s River Cup helped raise over $25,000 for local youth soccer club Chester City United. This year’s charity was the Philadelphia Union Foundation.

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