Washington, D.C., (05/31/2022) – The Washington Spirit will celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride at two home matches this season, one in Leesburg and one in DC. Saturday, June 11’s match against North Carolina at Segra Field will officially be dubbed “Pride Night” while Saturday, September 10’s match against San Diego at Audi Field will be known as a “Pride Celebration”. By holding two Pride-themed matches, the Spirit hopes to provide fans in Leesburg and DC alike the same opportunity to show their support this season.
Some features of the Spirit’s Pride matches will include:
- Team captain armband in Pride colors
- Pride-themed corner flags
- Limited edition Pride-themed Spirit merchandise (to be revealed soon)
- Spirit Pride sticker giveaway upon entry to stadium
In addition to matchday Pride activations, the Spirit will be supporting and amplifying programming offered by club community partner SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders). Full details on Pride programming will be provided on www.WashingtonSpirit.com and the Washington Spirit’s social media channels. The Spirit’s full 2022 theme night schedule can be viewed here.
About The Washington Spirit
The Washington Spirit is the professional women’s soccer team based at Segra Field in Leesburg, Va and Audi Field in Washington, D.C. Launched in 2012, the Spirit play in the National Women’s Soccer League, the premier women’s soccer competition in North America. For more information about the Spirit, visit www.WashingtonSpirit.com, follow the club on Twitter @WashSpirit and on Facebook at facebook.com/washingtonspirit.