Member Press Release: Nashville SC and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce Team Up to Celebrate Pride
- Along with Austin’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce and MLS Expansion team Austin FC, Nashville SC and the Chamber will host the PRIDE in Local Music virtual event on June 26 at 6 p.m. CT
- Nashville SC and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce launch a commemorative PRIDE patch to support the LGBT Business Community
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.
Buy your Nashville SC PRIDE Patch today through Friday, July 31, at www.nashvillesc.com and visit Nashville SC’s website and www.nashvillelgbtchamber.com to learn more.
About Nashville SC
Nashville SC is a Major League Soccer club initially founded by local supporters in 2013 as an amateur soccer organization called Nashville Football Club. It officially became Nashville Soccer Club in 2016 when it earned a USL Championship club and as it began its bid to join Major League Soccer. On Dec. 20, 2017, Nashville SC became the 24th organization to be awarded an MLS club. Nashville SC will play at Nissan Stadium before moving into its new and permanent stadium in 2022, which will be the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States. For more information, visit NashvilleSC.com and follow the club at @NashvilleSC on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Spotify.
About the Nashville LGBT Chamber
The Nashville LGBT Chamber advocates and educates on behalf of our individual, small business, corporate, and nonprofit members who share the values of promoting equality and diversity in business and society. With over 500+ members the LGBT Chamber works to connect its members and the LGBTQ+ community to information and opportunities to help them succeed. More info at nashvillelgbtchamber.org