The Sons of Ben are just as passionate about giving back to the community as we are in supporting the Philadelphia Union. We are proud to be part of the Chester community, and to support organizations that serve the Delaware Valley. We seek to make an impact in causes that are important to the Sons of Ben and our members, and to help promote soccer in the Delaware Valley. Since our founding over 10 years ago, philanthropy has been a core part of our identity and we are gratified to be able to carry on this legacy.
Please reach out to our Philanthropy Director, Krystal Kane, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at SoB_krystal, if you are interested in supporting our charitable initiatives or if you have any suggestions for new charitable events or causes.
We are teaming up with our Boys in Blue with a new charitable event!
The premise behind "Clean Sheets for Clean Sheets" is simple - for every clean sheet that our keepers put up this season, we pledge a minimum of $5. All funds will be pooled, and split between orgs supporting the homeless. To honor our keepers, we chose organizations close to their homes.
- Bread Basket Ministries: a nonprofit organization providing housing, education, and other assistance to children in Jamaica
- Red Cross International Disaster Relief: the Red Cross provides emergency housing and other services throughout the world, including South America.
- Valley Youth House: Valley Youth House operates shelters and provides counseling and other services for abused and neglected children throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
Sign up here! Check out some words from the team here!
The ‘Stache Bash is our first fundraiser of the season, held at our home opener tailgate. Through ticket sales and raffles, we build on the excitement of the season home opener to raise money for a great cause.
This event supports the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania’s Unified Soccer program, which gives an opportunity for athletes without intellectual disabilities to play on a soccer team with athletes with intellectual disabilities. This is a great program that leads to lasting friendships both on and off the field for participants, and helps Special Olympics athletes get more involved in their community.
For more information about the Unified Soccer program, please see here: http://www.specialolympicspa.org/special-programs/initiatives/unified-sports
Get details on 2019’s event here
Pints Fur Pets is an all-ages event that benefits two local animal shelters, ACCT Philadelphia and the Providence Animal Center in Media, PA. Philadelphia Union players serve as guest bartenders for the event, where we also have food and drink specials, raffles, door prizes, and more!
Help Kick Hunger (HKH) is our largest fundraising event of the year. Through a silent auction, raffles, ticket sales, and a 50/50 drawing, we are able to raise thousands of dollars and hundreds of pounds of food each year to support the Bernardine Center and their critically-needed programs. In past years, we’ve auctioned off signed Philadelphia Union gear, as well as cool memorabilia from Talen Energy Stadium.
For more information about the Bernardine Center, please see here: http://bernardinecenter.org/bc/.
The Sons of Ben are pleased to announce a new philanthropic event for the summer of 2018: a cornhole tournament to benefit the William Trippley Youth Development Foundation! The tournament will be held over several tailgates, with both a team and a singles division. Winners will split the pot with the WTYDF.
More information will be available soon! For more information about the WTYDF, please see here: http://www.wtydf.org/.
For the past 5+ years, Team SoB, led by captains Jeffrey and Benjamin Mitchell, has participated in the St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser to support childhood cancer research. Team members work hard to solicit donations for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and commit to shaving their heads in return. The team has raised over $27,000 so far and is always open to new participants!
If you’d like more information on how to donate or how to get involved in 2019, head on over to the team’s page that can be found here: https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/mypage/121584/2019
March 24, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Gatsby’s Bar & Grill
4936 Pennell Rd, Aston, PA
Yards Brewing Company created a special beer in honor of Sons of Ben. In honor of the launch of the Rowdy Pale Ale, Yards gave the Sons of Ben $1,000 to donate to the charity of our choosing. Our members voted to direct the donation to the William Trippley Youth Development Foundation, an organization that works with at-risk youth in Chester, providing access to after-school education programs, soccer training and camps, scholarships, and more.