Martin Luther King is remembered as being a servant of his community, and on a day that pays homage to him, members of the Save The Crew movement were hard at work. It was a miserable winter day, but one couldn’t tell as dozens of young fans flocked to Resolute Athletic Center looking to utilize a day off of school to fine tune their soccer skills.Volunteers from Save The Crew and members of the Columbus Eagles served as camp councilors for the event. Throughout the afternoon many of the councilors recalled the positive impact the sport made on their lives.
“I remember being a young kid and being really excited when the Crew came out and having soccer in the community,” said Donny Murray, a Save The Crew organizer, to ABC 6 of Columbus. “We want to keep it that way.”
The clinic caught the attention of a key ally of Save The Crew as Columbus City Council member Michael Stinziano was in attendance. He reaffirmed the city’s commitment to the grassroots movement and said talks with MLS and Precourt Sports Ventures have presented a challenge.
“We haven’t really seen progress there,” said Stinziano of negotiations.”We’re going to continue to support the Save the Crew movement and do all we can as a community, as a city to continue to make sure the team is here and here for the long haul.”
— Columbus Eagles FC (@ColumbusEagles) January 15, 2018