The Richmond Kickers are pleased to host the first annual Family Fest, presented by Ukrop’s, on Sat., Aug. 9, beginning at 4 p.m. at the University of Richmond Stadium. The Festival caps off the Kickers 15th anniversary season and will feature food, live music, activities for kids and fun for the whole family. At 7 p.m. […]
The Richmond Kickers are pleased to host the first annual Family Fest, presented by Ukrop’s, on Sat., Aug. 9, beginning at 4 p.m. at the University of Richmond Stadium. The Festival caps off the Kickers 15th anniversary season and will feature food, live music, activities for kids and fun for the whole family.
At 7 p.m. the Kickers will host Crystal Palace Baltimore in the USL-2 regular season finale.
Bring the family before 6 p.m. and purchase a $5.00 ticket that allows admission for the whole group. Richmond Kickers regular priced admission ($12/adults, $7/youth) will apply after 6 p.m. Richmond Kickers Family Fest The festival will feature live music by local musicians, food, arts and crafts, an interactive fun zone, inflatables, video games, face-painting, a petting zoo, mascots and prizes. In addition, soccer fans of all ages will be invited to participate in small-sided soccer games, juggle-a-thons and soccer drills, to be held on the field at the stadium, throughout the day.
“Family Fest commemorates our anniversary with an event that will provide an entertaining experience for the entire family,” comments Tom Depcrynski, Richmond Kickers President. “We, as an organization just wanted to say ‘thank you’ to the community for their support over the past 15 years. An afternoon of festivities, concluding with a professional soccer game, is a token of our appreciation.”
The Kickers meet Crystal Palace Baltimore for the first time since dropping a 2-0 decision on the road on May 4 during a 4-4 stretch to start the season. Palace forward Gary Brooks added a goal and an assist to the scoreline and has since gone on to lead Baltimore with seven goals and one assist for 15 points. Overall, the Kickers hold a two-year, 1-1-1 record against Baltimore .
Meanwhile, a pair of back-to-back wins over Wilmington last weekend secured a first round bye for the Kickers who have guaranteed home field advantage in the semifinals on Sat., Aug., 16. With Charlotte (13-2-4, 43 points) leading the league by just two points, a win on Saturday could allow the Kickers (13-4-2, 41 points) to leapfrog the Eagles to claim the regular season title for the third consecutive season.
– The information above was provided by Shelley Sowers with the Kickers