Birmingham Legion FC announced the formation of Legion Community Connection, LCC. Through the initiative, Legion FC will continue to interact in and around Birmingham on a daily basis through transformational community-building events and meaningful philanthropic projects. The program launches in association with the United Way of Central Alabama, The American Red Cross, Children’s of Alabama and the City of Birmingham as community partners and with support from other Club partners.
“Legion Community Connection is a valuable platform, which allows our club to become a part of the Magic City’s cultural fabric,” said Jay Heaps, Legion FC President and General Manager. “With the help of committed ownership, energetic players and staff and inspired partners, we completed 99 activations over the first three full months of the season – a number matching the number of neighborhoods in Birmingham – and we’re just getting started. Through continued development of this initiative, we’ll continue to take advantage of opportunities to earn the right to represent our great city.”
Elements of the program include club representation at community and charitable events throughout greater Birmingham, assistance in philanthropic programming and collaboration with ideas that benefit the local community at-large. For activities, LCC has assembled a volunteer network of players, staff and supporters to work alongside community partners at activations serving those in greatest need.
The club has also donated tickets and signed items more than 100 organizations, including schools, churches and charitable foundations, for fundraising efforts.
“Since inception, Legion FC has prioritized community involvement and giving back to their home of Birmingham,” said USL President Jake Edwards. “Legion FC has fully embraced the city and continues to mold itself into a model for Championship clubs by planting roots and making a generational impact that will be felt for years to come.”
About Birmingham Legion FC
Launched in 2018 as an expansion member of the USL Championship, Birmingham Legion FC is the Magic City’s first and only locally owned and operated professional soccer franchise. Legion FC qualified for the USLC Playoffs following each of the club’s first three seasons, and currently plays all home matches at the brand-new Protective Stadium in downtown Birmingham. For 2022 season ticket information and to purchase official Legion FC merchandise, please visit bhmlegion.com. Supporters are encouraged to download the Legion FC app and follow @bhmlegion on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest club news.