Charleston Battery and DIS PTA partner for 2017 season
The Charleston Battery recently announced a mutually beneficial partnership with the Daniel Island School’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
The partnership will help the Charleston Battery continue to develop relationships with fans on Daniel Island, the home of MUSC Health Stadium, while parents and students of Daniel Island School will leverage the partnership for fundraising opportunities, camps, season tickets, player appearances and other ventures.
Daniel Island School (DIS), located less than two miles from the Charleston Battery’s home stadium and training facility, serves more than 1,300 students in grades K-8. There are already established connections between the two organizations, as many DIS families are already Charleston Battery fans, but the formal partnership will allow both to develop deeper ties.
“The Battery’s partnership with the DIS PTA was formed out of a desire to connect more with the community in our own backyard,” said Charleston Battery Vice President Mike Kelleher. “We feel the ideas we’ve set in place for the coming months will help us get to know the people of Daniel Island a little better and will help the PTA with some of their efforts.”
“The Daniel Island School PTA is thrilled to have found some truly exciting ways to partner with our local professional soccer team to the benefit of our students, teachers, and DIS families,” added DIS PTA Vice President Rindy Ryan. “Please stay tuned for more ways that the Charleston Battery will be working together with DIS PTA in support of Daniel Island School.”
The proximity of DIS to MUSC Health Stadium makes certain aspects of the partnership feasible. One such endeavor is the offering of free Battery clinics, open to DIS students only, on the school’s early dismissal days on March 8 and April 5. The mini camps will allow students a behind-the-scenes look at the Battery’s home stadium, the chance to get to know the team’s players and staff, and provide an introduction to the Battery’s summer camps program. According to Ryan, the first 100 DIS students to register will benefit from training offered by Battery players and coaches. The clinics will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Additionally, the stadium will be open to students and families starting at 11:45 a.m. on those days and concessions will be sold.
The Battery will also reward all DIS straight-A students with two tickets to the Club’s kick off summer match against Toronto FC II on June 24, during which they’ll be recognized on the field at halftime for their achievement.
For more information on the partnership, email Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.