Supporters groups unite for Prideraiser

NASHVILLE — In recognition of the June as National Pride Month, each of the four officially recognized Nashville SC Supporters groups as well as the Nashville Soccer Supporters Trust have teamed up with supporters from across the nation for this year’s Prideraiser campaign.

Prideraiser, an initiative spearheaded by the fans of Chattanooga FC and Detroit City FC, challenges fans to donate a dollar amount for each goal scored by their team, with the money going to support charities that focus on working with the LGBTQ community. In the first year of the Prideraiser, seven different groups across the country raised more than $12,000 for local causes. So far this year, the number of involved supporters groups has more than tripled, with more than $2,000 pledged to be donated per goal.

In Nashville, the united groups will be looking to take things one step further as, in addition to the goal pledge, the groups will be selling bracelets at pre-game festivities throughout the month of June. The bracelets feature a rainbow and the phrase “All Are Welcome” as well as the names of each of the involved supporters groups: The Roadies, The Assembly, Music City Supporters, Eastern Front and the Trust.

All proceeds will go to Nashville’s Oasis Center and specifically its Just Us program, which is dedicated to helping LGBTQ youth achieve their full potential. Launched in 2011, the initiative aims to create alliances with like-minded organizations to end disparities for LGBTQ youth.

To make a Prideraiser pledge, click here.

Clay Trainum