Run with Detroit City Football Club to Benefit Local Youth Soccer

By: Scott Davis | June 8, 2020

Photo Courtesy of Detroit City Football Club.

Detroit City Football Club and your Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers are partnering to help the club’s youth programs through the first ever Le Run for Le Rouge.

DCFC proudly sponsors four youth affiliates, including the Detroit PAL Youth Select program. The goal of the program is to provide middle school soccer players in Detroit the opportunity to play on a travel team with little to no-cost to the family. Youth Program Coordinator Javi Bautista says that the focus is on making this program accessible for anyone, regardless of their financial situation. 

The youth program at City is focused on providing an opportunity for kids in the city of Detroit to play soccer in a professional environment,” Bautista said. 

DCFC normally uses the beer sales from their home matches to provide funding to the program, but with the Coronavirus pandemic putting their season on hold, they had to switch gears. The club and your Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers are holding the first ever Le Run for Le Rouge, a virtual 5K and fundraiser for the youth program.

The event is encouraging everyone to go the (social) distance by doing a 5K, whether that’s running, biking or walking, the week of June 21 through June 27. The run costs $20 and will also include signed photos and autographs from DCFC players. You can also purchase a limited-edition shirt that will also benefit the program.

Players from both the men and women’s teams will be participating and helping participants train for the race. Participants are encouraged to post on social media and tag DCFC and MDCD on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag, #CouchToKeyworth. Be sure to keep an eye on the club’s social media pages for fun content featuring players and possibly even an appearance from the club’s mascot.

To see people coming together and participating in Le Run for Le Rouge is a reflection of the values that are part of this club. We hope that people can continue coming together to support the kids and their future here at City,” Bautista said.

You can register for the virtual 5K or donate to the Detroit PAL Youth select program on the Detroit City Football Club’s website.