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April 1, 2024 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Sacramento Republic FC News Release

As Republic FC continues its undefeated streak to open the 2024 USL Championship season, the club and its partners have been equally busy off the pitch in March. From volunteer projects, to pledge campaigns, to launching a new health & wellness program, here’s what the Indomitable Club has been up to out in the community.

Strive for 45

As a part of their record-setting partnership announcement, Republic FC and UC Davis Health launched Strive for 45, a new program focused on working directly with the region’s children to promote healthy, sustainable fitness and nutritional habits and empower individuals to act as advocates for healthy change.

To officially kick off the program, the 10-year partners – along with Republic FC defender Damia Viader – visited Woodlake Elementary School for a P.E. takeover, leading over 50 students through soccer drills and other fun activities. Strive for 45 will launch as a pilot program this spring at five regional Title I schools where at least 40% of enrollment is made up of children from low-income families. Weekly physical education class takeovers with specially programmed youth soccer clinics, nutritional education, and more resources for students will be combined with a pedometer to help remind kids to keep active. With the pedometers as a baseline, the club and UC Davis Health will be able to examine activity and change the program to continue to encourage activity daily.

For more on Strive for 45, visit SacRepublicFC.com/Strivefor45.

Goals for Crash

In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Republic FC called on fans and community members to honor the life of Shaun “Crash” Kitka, one of the club’s most passionate supporters. Crash was a longtime Republic FC season ticket holder and a member of Tower Bridge Battalion. Upon learning of his Colon Cancer diagnosis, he became an advocate for the importance of screenings and early detection.

Launched in Kitka’s memory, the Goals for Crash campaign was setup to benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance and Fight Colorectal Cancer, two organizations that are dedicated to funding research to cure the disease and providing patient support resources.

Once again, the club’s supporters stepped up, adding to the club’s pledge of $100 per goal, to raise $3,000 for the two organizations.

Week of Service

Alongside Indomitable Partner Raising Cane’s, Republic FC hosted its annual Week of Service,…

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