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Revolution to collect soccer equipment on Saturday

Posted on 03 August 2011 by Hank Alexandre

The New England Revolution and the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation, in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Passback program, will collect donations of new or gently-used soccer equipment at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, August 6, at the Revolution-Chivas USA match.

Fans who make a donation will receive a buy-one, get-one coupon valid for a free ticket to the Revolution’s match against Houston on Wednesday, August 17, with the purchase of one ticket.

Project GOAL, a Providence-based program, will receive the items collected on Saturday, and use the equipment for their soccer-related activities.

The Revolution will be collecting all types of soccer equipment, including uniforms, shin guards, soccer balls, soccer cleats, socks, water bottles and goalie gloves. All donated items should be new or gently-used.

Donations will be accepted between 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, with collection locations available at the Bank of America (northwest corner) and Patriot Place (north end) gates.

“We’re pleased to be able to partner with a group like Project GOAL and make needed equipment available to programs who use soccer to make a positive impact on children’s lives,” Revolution Chief Operating Officer Brian Bilello said. “Our fans have demonstrated wonderful support for our community efforts in the past, and we hope their generosity continues this weekend.”

The Passback program is a national program overseen by the U.S. Soccer Foundation and attempts to meet the needs of all soccer players, regardless of income, gender or location.

For more information on Project GOAL, visit their web site at For more information about the Passback program, please visit

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