MLS WORKS Blog

04 March 3:10 de la tarde

Employees from Major League Soccer and Soccer United Marketing took to cycling this weekend for Cycle for Survival, an indoor team cycling event that raises funds for rare cancer research. Employees participated in four cycling shifts which each lasted for one hour. Team MLS raised more than $40,000 and the event total was more than $13.5M.

In 5 days, 10 cities participated in 27 rides on 2,750 bikes engaging more than 13,000 participants.

One hundred percent of the funds raised from the event go directly to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and are allocated within six months of each event. The donations help fund the most promising research and clinical trials and have led to better treatments for cancer patients worldwide.

Since its inception in 2007, Cycle for Survival has raised over $31 million dollars for rare cancer research and funded 53 clinical trials and research studies. Cycle's direct funding has drastically reduced the time it takes for treatments to reach patients - in some cases cutting the span from years to months.

Learn more about Cycle for Survival.

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01 March 5:42 de la tarde

The 2013 MLS season kicks off tomorrow and we are excited to see teams get back on the field. Off the field, clubs have continued to support various causes leading up to Opening Weekend. The Columbus Crew hosted the inaugural Kirk Urso Memorial Match, which raised nearly $30,000 for heart health research. MLS clubs showed their support on Twitter, donated funds and helped raise awareness for the match. Other club community highlights below:

Inaugural Kirk Urso Memorial Match raises nearly $30,000 for heart health research

Revs & KSG to host sports-themed career fair

In the Community- Feb. 28 Houston Dynamo

'Caps support Pink Shirt Day

Some history and soccer during Spring Break

Cindy Parlow Cone talks to Girls, Inc. about her Power of the Purse involvement

Green & Gold: Timbers to unveil new jersey at Last Thursday art event

'Harlem Shake' Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Salinas presents check to Coliseum College Prep

Whitecaps FC serve fans at local Tim Hortons

"Cheers to the Rapids" set for March 6 at the Paramount Theater

Crew takes to Twitter surrounding memorial match to honor Urso

Black & Gold, Tar Heels honor fallen teammate

Sounders Kickoff Luncheon an exciting affair for all involved

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS WORKS news section.

22 February 6:33 de la tarde

In true Friday fashion - we take a look at this week's community stories from around the League. You can tell the season is fast-approaching as teams begin to host their annual kick-off luncheons and other community events to get fans excited about Opening Weekend - we sure are.  Here are this week's highlights:

Philadelphia Union Foundation Cocktails and Cleats event sold out

Timbers players and fans get together for third annual Kick-off Luncheon

Crew, UNC looking forward to honoring Urso on Sunday

Whitecaps visit BC Children's Hospital

Seattle Sounders 4th Annual Sounders FC Kickoff Luncheon

Former Timbers intern goes back to old job: MLB pitcher

Columbus - Orlando: Day Thirteen

Muchas Gracias De Todo Corazon

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS WORKS news section.

08 February 3:26 de la tarde

This week's club highlights featured here:

Lampson to sport custom-made gloves for lymphoma awareness in 2013

Soccer advocate and humanitarian, Steve Kelley retires

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS WORKS news section.

18 January 3:36 de la tarde

Congratulations to the Portland Timbers for being the recipient of the Marisa Colaiano Community Relations Department of the Year presented by MLS W.O.R.K.S. The Community Relations Department of the Year award was renamed in 2012 in honor of Marisa Colaiano, Colorado Rapids Community Relations Director, who exemplified what it means to give back through passion, dedication and selflessness to make a lasting impact in the community.

Check out this week's club highlights:

Sporting Kansas City teams up with Make-A-Wish

Portland Timbers Dribble Oregon

Loyd, Warshaw featured in Dallas Morning News column

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS W.O.R.K.S. news section.

16 January 2:51 de la tarde

Excitement around the 2013 MLS SuperDraft is building in Indianapolis and MLS W.O.R.K.S. took a few of the draftees to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health today. Walker Zimmerman, Andrew Farrell and Eriq Zavaleta visited with patients and families at the hospital and signed MLS W.O.R.K.S. t-shirts and posed for photos. The visit was a great opportunity for these future MLS players to give back to the Indianapolis community prior to the MLS SuperDraft tomorrow.

Don't miss your chance to watch the SuperDraft live tomorrow on MLSsoccer.com, ESPN3, ESPNFC and YouTube to find out which MLS club these draftees will end up playing for.

 

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11 January 5:10 de la tarde

The clubs have had an incredibly busy week - a week that started off with Soccer Night in Newtown, an event that saw all MLS clubs coming together to support the community in Newtown. Read first-hand accounts from MLS players who attended the event and other impactful community stories in the highlights below.

Crew cap off 2012 with sucessful holiday outreach campaign

Union Ultras give over 400 kids a reason to smile

Capital Community News lauds D.C. United's Off the Pitch Work

Colorado's Wynne shows love of cats during visit to animal shelter

Seattle Sounders: Off to Tanzania

Stephen McCarthy changes number to honor Kirk Urso

Vancouver Whitecaps FC players attend Soccer Night in Newtown

Sounders FC players attend Newtown event

Marcus Tracy attends Soccer Night in Newtown

Participation in Newtown event a big blessing for Watson-Siriboe

NE Revolution Headline News: Newtown

LA Galaxy Open House

Galaxy's Garcia honored to participate in Soccer Night in Newtown

FC Dallas hosts Cocktails and Cleats 2013

D.C. United Video: Soccer Night in Newtown

Crew's Finlay humbled by experience in Newtown

Crew Soccer Foundation Honors Linden Student-Athlete Tremayne Tittle

Toronto FC: Soccer Night in Newtown

Montreal players assist in Newtown

Dynamo players participate in Soccer Night in Newtown

As it happened: Soccer Night in Newtown

MLS Community helps healing for 1500 at Soccer Night in Newtown

Group photo of soccer stars in Newtown

Bobby Warshaw writes about Newtown

Whitecaps FC bring smiles

Cascio to join other MLS and US stars at Soccer Night in Newtown

For more community news from around the League, visit the MLS W.O.R.K.S. news section.