EDMONTON, AB – FC Edmonton’s front office announced today that the club has exceeded their fundraising goal for the #ShortsForTheShortage campaign.
The campaign raised a total of $5150.00 for the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation. FC Edmonton originally set a goal of raising $4500.00 for the foundation and thanks to the great support from the community, the campaign reached its goal in the opening 48-hours of launching.
The campaign was designed to raise funds to purchase equipment needed by the hospital. Each COVID Community Commando pack consisted of: A pair of FC Edmonton logo athletic shorts, a team signed poster, a VIP experience, and designation as a “COVID Community Commando” with exclusive recognition at a future FC Edmonton home game.
The club would like to thank the community for their response and support towards the #ShortsForTheShortage campaign, as well as the front-line workers who continue to keep our community safe and healthy. All proceeds from the campaign went directly to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Kassim Khimji, Communications and Marketing Manager
ABOUT FC EDMONTON
Founded by Tom and Dave Fath in 2010, FC Edmonton is a founding member of the Canadian Premier League, a Tier 1 Canadian professional men’s soccer league that debuted on April 27, 2019. Previously, the club was a founding member of the most recent iteration of the North American Soccer League, making the playoffs twice. FC Edmonton plays out of Clarke Stadium and continues to be an outlet for professional Canadian players to compete at home.
ABOUT ROYAL ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL
The Royal Alexandra Hospital is Western Canada’s biggest hospital, maintaining 869 beds and caring for more than 500,000 patients annually. Operated by Alberta Health Services and located north of Edmonton, Alberta’s downtown core, the Royal Alexandra serves a diverse community stretching from downtown Edmonton to Western and Northern Canada.