FC Cincinnati announced Thursday it will be joining the All In Challenge. The All In Challenge is something many celebrities, sports teams and athletes have joined to try to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts by selling memorabilia, dinners or tours. All of the money raised through the All In Challenge, which was started by Michael Rubin, founder and executive chairman of Fanatics, goes to Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, America’s Food Fund, No Kid Hungry and World Central Kitchen.
FC Cincinnati is doing a sweepstakes-style contest instead of auction-style to give more people the opportunity to donate, according to a club media release. There are multiple options, like $10 for 10 entries, $25 for 25, $50 for 100 and $100 for 200 entries. The entries for FCC’s contest will run through 11:59 p.m. on May 21.
There are three events that all come with the FC Cincinnati package.
The first event is where one winner and a guest will spend a day at FC Cincinnati’s Mercy Health Training Center in Milford. They will get to be in team meetings as well as watch the training session. There will be a lunch with the team, and at the end of the day, both the winner and their guest will have a happy hour at the facility with club president Jeff Berding and staff.
The second part of the package will give the one winner and three guests to watch the opening match in FC Cincinnati’s new West End Stadium in 2021 in the President’s suite, including food and beverage. The guests will also be able to watch pregame warmups and entertainment from the sidelines. Additionally, the one winner will deliver the game ball to the stand prior to the pregame procession. The winner and three guests will also receive a customized FC Cincinnati jersey as well as limo transportation to and from the stadium.
The final part of the package is dinner under the lights with the Lindners. The one winner, as well as seven guests, will be able to have dinner with Carl and Martha Lindner III. Then,there will be a private tour of the new stadium by the stadium’s general manager.
FC Cincinnati has also nominated the other professional sports teams in the city, the Bengals and the Reds, by accepting the challenge. The team’s submission can be seen at the All In Challenge website here.
“We’re thrilled to accept the All In Challenge and offer up an incredible package to help support food insecurities and COVID-19 relief through the All In Challenge Foundation and Fanatics,” Berding said in the media release. “All the various packages up for auction and raffle are truly amazing and are a testament to sports and entertainment’s role in society to help not only provide amusement during good times but rally together and help in tough times. We’re so excited to offer this unbelievable package, and we know the winner will love this once-in-a-lifetime FC Cincinnati experience.”