By Ben Wright.
NASHVILLE, TN - Nashville SC announced Thursday that the club has teamed up with the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce to raise funds in support of PRIDE month. The club will participate in PRIDE In Local Music, a one night livestream event, along with Austin FC and the Austin and Nashville LGBT Chambers of Commerce. “To have the ability to celebrate PRIDE and the LGBTQ community with this initiative is extremely special for our organization,” said Nashville SC Senior Director of Community Engagement Brandon Hill in the club's press release. “Our club and our league believe that Soccer is For All regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. We are committed to being the most inclusive of all sports leagues in North America and this initiative is a great opportunity to show our support.” As part of the partnership, Nashville SC has launched a commemorative PRIDE patch, available for purchase at the www.nashvillesc.com through July 31. All proceeds will benefit the LGBT Chamber which advocates for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender business community, representing 400+ businesses, community groups, and individuals in Nashville and the surrounding area. “We are so proud of our member Nashville SC on their dedicated and intentional work on incision and diversity,” said Joe Woolley, CEO of the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “From the moment they formed they have been focused on making everyone feel welcome and a part of the team. Soccer and all sports should be for everyone, Nashville SC makes it clear they are. We love that the PRIDE patch is available for people to show their pride and support of the team and the community, and the LGBT Chamber Foundation is so honored to accept the funds and use them on our educational and community-building work.” Nashville SC will be back in action on July 8, the first time the club has played a match since Coronavirus halted the 2020 season back in March.