West Chester United will play host to a charity event featuring the Philadelphia Union’s USL and PDL affiliates Bethlehem Steel FC and Reading United on Tuesday, June 27.
Connecticut amateur club Newtown Pride FC will also participate in the event, being billed as “Soccer Night in PA for Sandy Hook.”
Proceeds will go to Newtown Youth and Family Services, which organizes peer-to-peer mentoring groups in the Connecticut community still recovering from the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.
Local first responders will also be honored at the event, which begins with a match at 6 p.m. between Bethlehem Steel FC and Newtown Pride FC and is followed by West Chester United hosting Reading United at 8 p.m. There will also be inflatables and bounce houses for children as well as face painting, food trucks, band, first responder activities, and a soccer clinic by Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association.
Adult entry is a $5 donation and children under 18 are free. The field is located at 601 Westtown Rd. in West Chester, Pa.