The Ruckus is an independent supporters group of Orlando City SC. If you have ever been to a match at the Citrus Bowl, you probably know them as the “crazies” in the south end of the stadium. But did you know The Ruckus is hard at work even on non-match days?
The Ruckus Cares is charitable organization within the main supporter group. The goal of Ruckus Cares is to make Orlando a better place for everyone in the community. For example, this past Sunday at the tailgate, The Ruckus collected donations for New Image Youth Center in Parramore. The mission of New Image Youth Center is to help inner city youth obtain a “New Image” through positive and motivating learning experiences. This is not the first time The Ruckus has collected donations at a tailgate for New Image Youth Center, and it won’t be the last! In fact, The Ruckus will be at Shine in downtown Orlando this Sunday (5/24/15) for the official Ruckus watch party collecting donations for New Image Youth Center. The Center is in need of hot dogs, buns, juice packs, cases of water, and jeans. Cash donations of any amount are also welcome. Every little bit can help advance this amazing cause!
This past Sunday, The Ruckus also began “The Ruckus Remembers” campaign. The idea here is to raise awareness about the effects of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and the suicide rate among veterans returning from the battlefield. Did you know that an average of 22 veterans take their lives due to the effects of PTSD everyday? To help raise awareness, The Ruckus created a t-shirt that will be sold for the rest of the season. The shirts are $20 and are available on The Ruckus website or at any tailgate throughout the season. A $10 donation for every shirt sold will be made to support our troops! The proceeds will benefit Tally Hall’s charity Banded Brigade Outdoors and Dogs 4 Warriors. Because 22 is too many!
The Ruckus will also be hosting a “Raise Your Glass, Raise Awareness” event at Orlando Brewing this Memorial Day (5/25/15). The event is set to kick off at 4 pm and will run until 9 pm. A $5 donation to The Ruckus Remembers fundraiser will earn you $1 off all draft beers all night long! There will also be a 50/50 raffle drawing, so be sure to buy a ticket or three! All proceeds from the wristbands and 50/50 raffle will benefit Banded Brigade Outdoors and Dogs 4 Warriors.
For more information about The Ruckus Cares, or any of the charities mentioned above, please check out the links below.
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