The Puerto Rico Islanders FC will dedicate their first match of the season to the Golitos Foundation, an non-for-profit organization that aids kids with autism. This upcoming Saturday, April 7th at 7:30 p.m., the kids will perform a Guard of Honor for the players and Lorenzo Álvarez, member of the Golitos Foundation, will perform the ceremonial first kick.
Since the 2011 season, the Islanders have supported the work that the Golitos Foundation has done. This non-profit organization is the only one in the Caribbean that offers soccer clinics that contribute to the physical, social and emotional development of kids with this condition. For this upcoming season, the players will officially wear the logo of the Foundation on their shorts as part of their uniform. This will serve as an act of empathy, solidarity and support for those kids that have to live with the daily struggles of autism.
“We encourage our fans to join us in this effort and good cause. Come learn about the work that the Golitos Foundation does and support the cause”, stated Adrian Whitbread, Head Coach of the Puerto Rico Islanders.
This Saturday, April 7, the new 2012 season of the NASL will take place when the Islanders host the Tampa Bay Rowdies at 7:30pm. Admission to the match is FREE OF CHARGE as a gift from the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Islanders and the Mayor of Bayamon, Hon. Ramón Luis Rivera Cruz. The City of Bayamon established a system of free transportation between the Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium multi-story parking lot and the Bayamon Soccer Complex starting at 6:00 p.m. We encourage our fans to use the Tren Urbano and arrive early at the Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium for transportation to the Bayamon Soccer Complex. VIP Season Pass ticket holders will have parking available and a reserved seating area at the BSC.