A media FIFA 19 tournament with prize money on the line for charity will be hosted by the Philadelphia Union tomorrow.
Jonathan Bach will be representing Brotherly Game in the tournament and playing for Starfinder Foundation.
An active fan who is a member of the Sons of Ben and the Union’s fan council and is a Brotherly Game contributor, Bach participated in the team’s open FIFA tournament last year that ultimately led to Cormac Dooley, aka Doolsta, becoming the team’s first pro gamer.
“I’m looking forward to just participating in another FIFA event with the team,” Bach said. “I played in a tournament the team held to find their first eMLS player (doolsta is awesome by the way) and I thought it was well put together and a lot of fun. I don’t play FIFA Ultimate Team or anything like that, but I play the game a lot and like getting the chance to go up against other players when I can.”
Starfinder Foundation is a local sports-based youth development organization that has supported 500-600 youths from under-served communities annually since 2002, equipping over 10,000 children and teens with the tools they need to succeed on the field, in school and throughout their lives.
“I decided to play for the Starfinder Foundation because they are providing opportunities that I wish I had when I was younger,” Bach said. “I’m from New York City and I definitely feel I was in the demographic that Starfinder Foundation is targeting. To get a chance to help kids play soccer and just guide them on the right path is something I’m really proud of.”
The event is being billed as the Philadelphia Union’s 2019 Media Mayhem Charity Event presented by Independence Blue Cross.