FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pro Soccer and Orlando Mayor Dyer Honor
Future Soldiers at Orlando City Soccer Game
The United States Army, Orlando City Soccer Club and the
City of Orlando are proud to announce they are honoring all
military, active and retired, at Orlando City’s home game on
Wednesday, May 25th 2011 at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium.
The entire event, from the National Anthem to the end of the
game is dedicated to honoring the military for their
sacrifice and service to our country.
The highlight of the event will be The Future Soldiers’ Oath
of Enlistment ceremony at halftime. Orlando Mayor Buddy
Dyer will swear in more than 150 new recruits during the
ceremony at approximately 8:15pm.
With the public swearing-in ceremony, the Army recruiting
command is recognizing young soldiers from the greater
Orlando area who have enlisted in the Army and will soon be
leaving for basic and advanced military training. Many of
the enlistees will be graduating from high school at the end
of the current school year and are joining at a time when
the U.S. military is involved in active engagements around
the world. During their training, these soldiers will be
trained not only in basic military skills, but also in
career fields such as communications, medical specialties,
and special forces operations.
Game time is 7:30pm at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, 1610
West Church Street, Orlando, Florida. Orlando City Soccer
Club will take on The Richmond Kickers.
Two-for-one ticket specials are available for anyone with a
valid military ID and new recruit family members. ROTC
cadets, in uniform, gain free entry to the soccer game.
During the event, funds will be raised for the Wounded
Warrior charity organization to honor those who have given
their service to our country.
Orlando City Soccer Club is Central Florida’s newest
professional sports organization, bringing pro soccer back
to the City of Orlando for the first time in nearly 15
Orlando City plays in USL PRO, the newly created top
division of the United Soccer Leagues. In addition to the
USL season, City will play several high-profile
international exhibition games against teams from the United
States and abroad – including two English Premier League
teams: The Bolton Wanderers on July 17th and Newcastle
United on July 23rd.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Game starts at 7:30
Halftime swearing in ceremony starts at 8:15
Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium
1610 West Church Street
For event information, please contact: Emma Dixon 407.702.1930
For team information, please contact: Adam Soucie 407.536.5145
For Army information, please contact: Sgt. Stephen Carter 877.292.6966
For City of Orlando information, please contact: Cassandra Lafser