NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 8, 2021) – As part of Nashville SC’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the club is partnering with Thistle Farms to raise funds in support of women survivors. Scheduled to kick-off on International Women’s Day, Nashville SC will release its second special edition patch of the 2021 season that fans and supporters may purchase throughout the Women’s History Month by visiting www.nashvillesc.com/NGUOY or here.
All proceeds from the purchase of the patch will benefit Thistle Farms, a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to helping women survivors recover and heal from trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.
“We are excited to continue our Soccer for All campaign by celebrating Women’s History Month and using this opportunity to highlight those in the local community who are making a difference,” said Nashville SC Senior Director of Community Engagement Brandon Hill. “We feel it is incredibly important to not only commemorate this month but to also shine a light on organizations that uplift women year-round. Thistle Farms plays a key role in helping to create a better, more equitable society and we’re proud to recognize Women’s History Month with this wonderful campaign to support their mission.”
The design consists of a diverse group of hands communicating an “N” in sign language and combining Nashville SC’s trademark blue and gold with Thistle Farms purple integrated as the unifier. The commemorative patch is the second in a series of patches Nashville SC will launch in 2021 in conjunction with Major League Soccer’s Soccer for All campaign, which signifies that everyone is welcome to MLS, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status, and emphasizes the League’s commitment to drive positive social change and end discrimination.
"Thistle Farms is incredibly grateful to be chosen as NSC's Women's History Month beneficiary,” said Thistle Farms Director of Development & Community Engagement, Tara Hamilton. “The work of healing and recovery of women survivors ensures not only a better future for individual women but for entire families and communities. At Thistle Farms we light a candle every day to bring the next woman home. Our candle is real but the symbolic candle that has been lit by women throughout time to beckon us all to our fullness and freedom continues to shine the brightest. May this month remind us of women's strength, resilience, compassion, and love."
Support Thistle Farms and women by purchasing your Nashville SC Women’s History Month Patch today at www.NashvilleSC.com/NGUOY. You can show your support by using #SoccerForAll and follow @NashvilleSC and @MLSWORKS on Twitter and Instagram to see how clubs are activating in the community.