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Vaqueros Family Gives Back Night slated for June 17

By VFC, 06/05/17, 4:00PM CDT

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FORT WORTH _ The Vaqueros talk a lot about being a community club and once again it’s time to prove it.

The next Vaqueros home match (June 17th) features the Vaqueros Family Gives Back Night to support three local charities, PMR Charity, Project Access Tarrant County and Cancer Care Services.

Fort Worth’s only active minor league club will donate 50% of all ticket sales and game specific sponsorships to these local medical organizations. Additionally, the first 500 supporters will receive a Vaqueros koozie courtesy of The Chat Room Pub.

“The Fort Worth Vaqueros are looking forward to partnering with PMR Charity, Project Access and Cancer Care Services to host a great night of fun, soccer and most importantly, family,” Vaqueros owner Michael Hitchcock said. “We know the Vaqueros Family will come out in full force to support this special night where we are using the world’s most popular game in Fort Worth to bring additional awareness to these three great organizations and raise money to help them continue to give back to our community.”

Fort Worth, currently in first place in the NPSL Texas Conference, will host the Shreveport Rafters at 7:30 p.m. June 17 at Texas Wesleyan University’s Martin Field. The Vaqueros and Shreveport celebrate a rivalry known as the Texas Trail Classic. Shreveport won the derby in 2016, but Fort Worth sits ahead this year after a 2-1 victory in Louisiana.

Vaqueros team doctor Omar Selod sits at the forefront of the PMR Charity organization.

All three charitable organizations help patients dealing with financial hardships obtain the care needed by opening doors to medical services, providing financial assistance and/or assisting with social service support,” Selod said. “All three organizations service our North Texas region and often work together in an effort to ease the burden on families struggling with medical care and costs.

“We are excited to work with the Fort Worth Vaqueros team, staff, family, and fans in helping raise awareness and funds to further the lives of those struggling here in our hometown. Joint partnerships such as this show the amazing character, generosity, and cohesiveness that Fort Worth prides itself on.”

Tickets are available through the Vaqueros website www.fortworthvaqueros.com at a cost of $10 for adults and $5 for youth (ages 6-16) with children 5-under free. Additional donations will be accepted at the match.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities for this match please email Vaqueros General Manager Tobias Xavier Lopez tobias@ftworthsoccer.com

ABOUT PMR CHARITY _ PMR Charity provides assistance for medical costs to facilitate recovery and improve quality of life. Volunteers drive PMR Charity; so, more of every donation is put into action. Many people experiencing trauma or illness do not qualify under the specific guidelines of other organizations, so at PMR Charity, we are here to catch those who might otherwise fall through the cracks and get them and their families on the road to recovery.

ABOUT PROJECT ACCESS _ Project Access Tarrant County (PATC) is a breakthrough initiative approved by the Tarrant County Medical Society (TCMS) Board of Directors to provide healthcare access to the uninsured and working poor in Tarrant County. TCMS has led the charge in the life of PATC, and since September 2011, PATC volunteers have provided Tarrant County citizens in need with more than $11 million in donated healthcare access.

ABOUT CANCER CARE SERVICES _ Cancer Care Services offers programs and resources for cancer patients, caregivers and survivors in Tarrant, Hood and Parker counties including: Cancer Navigation, Emotional Support, Financial Support, Spiritual Support, Group Activities and Additional Resources.