Ticket Donation Initiative Underway for Springfield Students
The Red Aces and Lane United are very pleased to announce an initiative to provide tickets for Lane United home match to local soccer-playing youth. Matthew Auxier, a Red Aces member and social studies teacher at Agnes Stewart Middle School, directly adjacent to the Willamalane Center, combined with Lane United managing director Dave Galas to launch the initiative: fans will be able to donate tickets to students at the middle school in exchange for a voucher for 10% off all Lane United merchandise at the club store.
“We were well aware through Matt (Auxier) of the huge interest in soccer among the Agnes Stewart student body,” said Dave Galas, Lane United’s managing director. “However, we also knew that a lot of kids in the neighborhood and the school might not have the luxury of being able to buy tickets for all of the games. I knew this was a win-win situation the moment Matt suggested it to us.”
Several busloads of students from Agnes Stewart, all of whom play soccer, got to attend Lane United’s training session on Wednesday, May 14 as part of a field trip. At the conclusion of the session, they met Lane United players, got autographs signed and were given six soccer balls by the club.
Fans who want to donate tickets are encouraged to contact Dave Galas at Lane United for the time being. Donation centers will be set up at home games and at the Oakshire Public House in the future; updates will be posted on the website and Lane United’s social media outlets when that is the case.