Chicago Fire Soccer Club Partners with Center on Halsted to host 3rd Annual LGBT Pride Night

Club spotlights LGBT Community as they face New York Red Bulls August 10

CHICAGO (August 6, 2014) — In conjunction with the Center on Halsted and Section 8 Chicago, the Chicago Fire Soccer Club will host its Third Annual LGBT Pride Night on Sunday, August 10 as the Men in Red take on the New York Red Bulls. With kick-off at Toyota Park set for 7 p.m. CT, Pride Night will feature, discounted tickets for LGBT organizations, Pride-themed elements within game presentation, and more.

 “Our annual Pride Night is an opportunity to partner with great organizations like the Center on Halsted who do great work in the LGBT community,” said Chicago Fire COO Atul Kholsa. “From participating in Chicago’s Annual Pride Parade to hosting Pride Night at Toyota Park over the past three years, the Club is committed to promoting inclusivity on and off the pitch.”

“Center on Halsted is excited to partner with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club for LGBTQ Pride Night on August 10,” added Modesto “Tico” Valle, Center on Halsted CEO. “Chicago Fire has been a great supporter of the LGBT community and we are excited to join not only for this game, but also in support of our mission to secure the health and wellbeing of the LGBT people of Chicagoland.”

For discounted tickets to the match, LGBT groups may contact the Chicago Fire Front Office at 888-MLS-FIRE. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Center on Halsted. For general ticket information, visit www.chicago-fire.com.