School Supply Drive
On August 9th and 24th the Sons of Ben and Philadelphia Union collected school supplies to help City Team and Chester-Upland School District. The Union had a collection bin set up on the Toyota Plaza at PPL Park, while the SoBs collected in front of their tailgating area. After both collections were complete, it was clear that the Sons of Ben had collected significantly more than the Union’s drop off spot, proving once again how great our members are…but all fun competition aside, it was a successful event where the local children were the real winners. As an added incentive, anyone who donated was entered in to win an on field autograph session after a match (donated by the Union), and anyone who donated at the SoB tailgate was entered in to win a team signed custom skate deck (donated by the SoBs). We also want to thank all the vendors and shop owners who set up collection bins at their stores for their customers to donate: A Touch of Ireland; Bark Tees; Conshohocken Café; Eagle National Bank; Fado Irish Pub; Red Sparrow Tattoo; Saldutti Car Corner; Trenton Tire Wholesale. Through all collective efforts, we filled 15 30 gallon totes, which would equal out to about 2,000 school bags filled with supplies!