This Saturday, December 10th marks the Sons of Ben annual Help Kick Hunger fundraiser event.
The official supporters group of the Philadelphia Union is as well known for their vivacious cheering at matches as they are for their philanthropic endeavors off the field. Their Help Kick Hunger event is their largest fundraising event of the year, and all proceeds will benefit the Bernardine Center in Chester; an organization dedicated to helping low-income Chester area residents by distributing emergency and supplemental food.
“Help Kick Hunger goes back to the start of the Union, to when it was announced that Chester would be the home of the Union's stadium,” said Sons of Ben President Bill Gusler. “HKH was started as a way to give back to the city of Chester… We love the Union, and we didn't want to be the group of people who only show up to Chester on match day and then leave. The SoBs decided that since Chester was the home of the Union, our team that we love, it was our collective second home too. That's why holding events like this are important, and so successful to us.”
Last year's event raised over $15,000 and 512 pounds of food. Saturday’s event will take place from 7-10 P.M. at Neshaminy Creek Brewery and is open to all ages. The night includes food from Nick’s Roast Beef food truck, drinks, and raffle and auction prizes featuring one-of-a-kind Union items.
The Sons of Ben will also be collecting nonperishable food throughout the event. Tickets are still available online and will also be sold at the door.