By Andrew Shepler
Pelotonia weekend 2018 was a memorable one for the eight members of the #SaveTheCrew peloton riding to raise money for cancer research.
Our adventure all started the Wednesday before the ride with a peloton meetup. While meeting up at #SaveTheCrew business ally Land Grant Brewing Company, we were met with multiple yells of “Save The Crew”. I also was stopped and asked where I could get the amazing bike jersey I was wearing (and to answer the question I’m sure you have, they were a special edition just for Pelotonia and aren’t being sold). Continue reading Saving Our Team and Saving Lives.
MONDAY RECAP: COMMUNITY UPDATE
Save The Crew Updates:
Project 2019, 10k:
LET’S PARTY LIKE IT’S 1996! Come out tonight for #SaveTheCrew Project 2019 Celebration! In celebration of Project 2019 hitting the significant milestone of 10,000 pledges, you are invited to join your fellow Save The Crew family and our guest of honor, former player Dante Washington, on Monday, August 6th, from 6pm to 8pm at Seventh Son Brewing‘s new rooftop space in Italian Village (1101 N. 4th St.). There is parking available in front of the brewery and on surrounding streets. No tickets are required but the venue does have limited capacity. We will raise a toast to the progress of Project 2019 and share updates on other initiatives that you won’t want to miss.
Continue reading Monday Recap 8/6/18
Save The Crew Surpasses 10,000 Season Ticket Pledges with Project 2019
We are pleased to announce that we’ve collected over 10,000 pledges from fans who say they will attend multiple games via ticket packages as part of our Project 2019 initiative.
When Major League Soccer was established, the league determined which city would get the first clubs based on a commitment from the community to purchase season tickets. In 1994, Columbus was the first community to come together to achieve and surpass the set goal of 10,000 season tickets, making us the charter member of MLS. Continue reading Ten Thousand Pledges | Diez Mil Compromisos
MONDAY RECAP: COMMUNITY UPDATE
Save The Crew Updates
2019 Ticket Pledge:
We did it! 10k people have signed the pledge. In 1994 10,000 season tickets was the number that guaranteed the Columbus Crew would always be known as MLS Charter Member 01. If you have not yet filled out the pledge, please click on the link and do so! And if you have, make sure to tell everyone you know. Continue reading Monday Recap 7/30/18
On Saturday, July 14, 2018, the champs were crowned in the inaugural Columbus Nation’s Cup, a soccer tournament and festival benefiting the Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS) Community Connectors Mentorship Program. With support from IGS, Save The Crew business ally CoverMyMeds, Big Lots Foundation, Sapperton Advisors, Two Dollar Radio HQ, and Columbus East FC over 150 athletes of all ages took to the Columbus East Soccer Association (CESA) fields at Easton to compete for the championship cup in their respective divisions. Family and friends gathered at the fields to cheer on the players and true community connections were made. Continue reading Columbus Nations Cup Champs!
By Carly Bevis
First and foremost, I want to give the biggest shoutout and thank you to John Zidar, the Creative Director & Lead Designer of Save The Crew (STC). He coordinated the logistics and painting of this mural and was there every step of the way with a helping hand. I also want to thank everyone else who volunteered their time to help paint: Morgan, Ethan, Alexxa, Chris, Jonathon, and The Dunaway Family (Beth, Spencer, Becky, and Ike). Thank you to Mike Kuhn for providing paint supplies and Jeff Zidar for the equipment and tools. Lastly, a huge thanks to Save The Crew business ally Land-Grant Brewing Company for allowing us to create this and for hydrating us throughout the process!
Continue reading Respect Your Roots Chapter Two: Land-Grant Mural
By Andrew Shepler
Saving the Crew is about more than soccer. It is also about community and love for our amazing city. It is about coming together in a time of turmoil and working together to better our city and community.
As a supporter of the Crew since 1996, it is hard to remember a time in Columbus without them. It also is hard to imagine what soccer would be like in Columbus if the team had never existed. From being the spiritual home of US Soccer, to Dos a Cero victories and multiple MLS cups and All-Star games hosted in town, having the Crew here in our city has helped put Columbus on the map internationally.
Continue reading Save The Crew at Pelotonia
Soccer has always been a game for the people. Anyone is able to take a ball, bought or handmade, and get friends together to play. This accessibility and ease of entry has made it the world’s game. It forges strong connections between people, bringing together individuals and communities, and most importantly, it’s fun and entertaining. You can go anywhere in the world and talk about a soccer match with a local or find a pickup game to play in.
Continue reading Soccer for All of the Community
For many people in Columbus, Saturday and Sunday are the weekend. Days off. Days to relax, reflect on the week, and enjoy time with family and friends.
For #SaveTheCrew, weekends are not days off, but days on. Our team is fighting to keep our team 7 days a week, and this past weekend was no exception.
On Saturday morning, several volunteers woke up early to spread the world to Columbus’ Hispanic community at the Westland Flea Market on W. Broad Street. Volunteers raffled off tickets to an upcoming game and shared information about Project 2019 and all the latest news from SaveTheCrew — todo en español.
Continue reading SaveTheCrew – Hardest Working Weekends
By Chris Blain
I can barely remember a time when soccer and art didn’t dominate my entire life. When I was 5 years old, the announcement that Columbus, Ohio, would be awarded the first Major League Soccer franchise sent my household into a full-blown soccer frenzy. I’ve been attending matches since the Columbus Crew started their inaugural season in Ohio Stadium, and have continued supporting the team throughout my entire life. Continue reading Respect Your Roots: The Making of a Massive Mural