One of the mottos of the #SaveTheCrew from its inception has been: Tell everyone you know.
On Saturday, May 19, volunteers from the movement did just that.
They also told a few more that they don’t know. (Few, meaning, thousands.)
#SaveTheCrew volunteers woke up early to set up a tent and worked all day through the hot sun and summer storms at the First Annual Columbus Taco Fest held downtown at Genoa Park.The taco lines were long and the festival was even shut down momentarily due to storms passing through, but that didn’t sway the enthusiasm of the volunteers, who were eager to spread the word about the team and Project 2019.
At the booth, volunteers gave away #SaveTheCrew signs and stickers, shared schedules and information about upcoming games, and chatted with the community about the team. They also held a raffle for prizes including tickets to the upcoming June 2 home match against Toronto, as well as gifts donated by business allies Roosters, Hofbrauhaus Columbus, The Flag Lady, and several Columbus Crew SC supporters groups. Volunteers and passers by shared in beating some of the Nordecke Drums, throwing a few rounds of cornhole, and even joining in some “Save The Crew” chants that could be heard as far as away as Mapfre.
It was clear by the end of the day that there are still more people to tell about our fight to keep the Columbus Crew SC here in its rightful home. With an estimated attendance of over 50,000, the First Annual Columbus Taco Festival, was a huge success. #SaveTheCrew hopes to have a presence at other upcoming community events this summer (although we cannot guarantee that there will be tacos at future events).
If you were not able to catch us at the festival, no worries, but please be sure to tell everyone you know about the Project2019 Season Ticket Pledge!
A special thank you to organizers Jo Rodgers and Brent Miller for their massive efforts in organizing this valuable community initiative.