They say time flies when you’re having fun, and October was over in a blink after all of the community initiatives these past four weeks. To help keep you in the loop, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite community moments from last month.
CLUES Gala Latina
The CLUES Gala Latina took place on October 5, and MNUFC supported the event by attending and donating a team-signed jersey to the silent auction. CLUES is Minnesota’s largest Latino-led nonprofit, working to advance social and economic equity and wellbeing for Latinos by building upon their strengths and cultures, uplifting the community, and enabling leadership for systemic change.
Fall Clean Up
On October 6, 3M and MNUFC supporters, fans, and staff members teamed up to clean in the Midway. Volunteers gathered around Allianz Field and picked up trash all throughout the area – leaving it a little better than they found it.
St. Paul Cup, presented by Bell Bank
On October 6, Central High School and Highland Park High School took over Allianz Field to face off in the second-annual St. Paul Cup, presented by Bell Bank. Each year, two teams from the St. Paul School District compete to raise the trophy, and after two excellent games, the Highland Park girls and Central boys earned the silverware.
Indigenous Peoples Task Force Clinic
On October 16, MNUFC held a Blue Cross Blue Shield Soccer Clinic for IPTF, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and case management support to people living with HIV. Not only does IPTF work hard to support their neighbors in the community, but they hustled hard on the pitch as well.
Midway Peace Park Renovation
On October 17, Minnesota Lottery and Minnesota United teamed up to renovate the Midway Peace Park. Volunteers cleaned up weeds, planted native species of plants in the rain garden, and mulched the rock water filtration areas.
Ramsey County – Feria de Empleo
On October 19, Allianz Field hosted the Feria de Empleo – a Spanish-language career fair that saw over 17 local companies and more than 80 guests attend. The event was open to the public, and organizations around the Twin Cities converged to help take this important step in providing more equitable job opportunities for our Spanish-speaking neighbors.
Karen FA Clinic
On October 24, MNUFC held the last Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Clinic of the year with the athletes of Karen FA. The Karen Football Association aims to develop a program that unites the community’s passion for football with the importance of gender equity. To learn more about this amazing organization, we also did an article on them that you can read here.