NASHVILLE (June 25, 2020) – Nashville Soccer Club and the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce will join forces to raise funds in support of PRIDE Month. In partnership with the Austin and Nashville LGBT Chambers of Commerce and Major League Soccer’s Expansion club Austin FC, Nashville SC will participate in the PRIDE in Local Music, a one-night livestream event, on Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. CT. The event celebrates music, the rainbow heartbeat of two great cities and will raise funds for LGBTQ+ artists in both Austin and Nashville through the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and the Music Health Alliance, respectively.
“To have the ability to celebrate PRIDE and the LGBTQ community with this initiative is extremely special for our organization,” said Nashville SC Senior Director of Community Engagement Brandon Hill. “Our club and our league believe that Soccer is For All regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. We are committed to being the most inclusive of all sports leagues in North America and this initiative is a great opportunity to show our support.”
In addition to participating in the PRIDE in Local Music event, Nashville SC will launch a commemorative PRIDE patch in celebration of the LGBT community, which will be available for purchase at www.nashvillesc.com. All proceeds will benefit the LGBT Chamber which advocates for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender business community, representing 400+ businesses, community groups, and individuals in Nashville and the surrounding area.
“We are so proud of our member Nashville SC on their dedicated and intentional work on incision and diversity,” said Joe Woolley, CEO of the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
“From the moment they formed they have been focused on making everyone feel welcome and a part of the team. Soccer and all sports should be for everyone, Nashville SC makes it clear they are. We love that the PRIDE patch is available for people to show their pride and support of the team and the community, and the LGBT Chamber Foundation is so honored to accept the funds and use them on our educational and community-building work.”
The PRIDE patches are now on sale, giving fans and supporters alike the opportunity to purchase the PRIDE Patch through Friday, July 31. In addition, fans will be able to access discount offers at local LGBT Community businesses by presenting the PRIDE Patch at checkout. Visit www.nashvillelgbtchamber.org/nashville-sc-pride-patch for a list of discount offers.