The Independent Supporters Council, an organization which brings together soccer supporters clubs representing MLS, NASL, USL, and NPSL, held their annual meeting January 22 and 23 in Chicago.
During the event Triangle Soccer Fanatics was recognized by the ISC as the Philanthropic Supporters Group of the Year for our contributions to the community. In particular, the council recognized TSF for creating community projects that work directly with Carolina RailHawks' players and supporting the player's charity interests.
In 2015, Triangle Soccer Fanatics raised over $500 in collaboration with RailHawks midfielder Nazmi Albadawi in memory of three of the players close friends who were killed earlier in the year in Chapel Hill. The funds raised were donated to the Deah's Syrian Dental Relief Fund started by Nazmi's friends before their deaths. Previously, TSF had worked with longtime RailHawks player Kupono Low to raise money for the Fill Your Bucket List foundation. A full history of the organizations philanthropic efforts can be found on our Community page.
Other finalist for the ISC philanthropy award included The Sons of Ben (Philadelphia Union), The Timbers Army (Portland Timbers), Gorilla FC (Seattle Sounders), and The Crocketeers (San Antonio Scorpions).
Triangle Soccer Fanatics next community event is a Warmth for Wake project to help bring firewood to those in Wake County that need help with their winter heating bills. To learn more about the event and to participate with us on Saturday, January 30th, please visit our event page.
About the ISC
The Independent Supporters Council promotes supporters’ culture and advocates for fair treatment of supporters, both at home and on the road. The ISC also serves as a resource for members to share information about supporters’ issues. There are more than 30 members of the ISC in the US and Canada representing clubs in MLS, NASL, USL Pro, and NPSL. To learn more about the ISC, please visit their website.