OCSC Community Corner supported by We Share and UHSM launches season-long outreach program to honor essential workers, nonprofit organizations and charitable volunteers by donating tickets to every OCSC regular-season home game

UHSM (Unite Health Share Ministries), a faith-based health care nonprofit founded on Christian beliefs and values, today reaffirmed its partnership with United Soccer League member Orange County Soccer Club (OCSC), announcing their team effort to promote health and wellness in the community. At each and every home game this season, We Share and UHSM will work with OCSC to provide free tickets via the Community Corner program. This year the program will honor frontline and essential workers who kept our communities safe, healthy and operational throughout the COVID pandemic. The OCSC Community Corner supported by We Share and UHSM will also honor local nonprofit organizations and their charitable volunteers who came together to provide invaluable assistance. Alongside the OCSC Community Foundation, the Community Corner program is committed to advancing UHSM’s mission to champion good habits and healthy living.

“We’re excited to reintroduce the Community Corner initiative with our friends at We Share and UHSM,” says Jeff Garner, president of business relations at OCSC. “Together, we hope to bring the community closer together through soccer and healthy, fun living.”

“We’re honored to work with Jeff and OCSC to thank so many deserving essential workers and volunteers,” says UHSM President Christopher Jin. “We hope this small gesture can spark joy in the lives of our local heroes; while at the same time promoting family fun and holistic health.”

In the first home game this season on Saturday May 22, the OC Soccer Club bested Sacramento Republic FC 1-0 while the Community Corner honored frontline workers and staff from Hoag Health Network and its partners. The OCSC home game on Wednesday June 9 against San Diego Loyal FC will honor supporters of the California Love Drop charity, which includes the workers and founding partners of Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Antis Roofing, EDS, Blu C Advertising, Yogurtland, KLOS 95.5 Heidi & Frank Show, Coyle Pro, Vans, Monster Energy, Hint Water, Cholula Hot Sauce, PCMA, Global Results PR, Purist Group as well as We Share and UHSM Health.

The OCSC home game on Saturday, June 12 versus Oakland Roots SC will celebrate Grad Week with all graduating Junior High and High School students and families. To honor the graduates, We Share and UHSM will work with OCSC to award at least 100 tickets. All Community Corner seats to the June 12 game will be offered on first-come, first-serve basis to qualified graduates. To request tickets to this event only, graduates can email chris@uhsm.com and ask for sets of two (2) or four (4) seats.
Moving into July and beyond, the season-long OCSC Community Corner will continue to honor nonprofits and their staff and volunteers with free tickets that can be requested as four-game mini plans by qualifying nonprofits. To learn more about the program and apply for tickets, visit UHSM.com/community.

Orange County Soccer Club is Orange County’s only professional soccer team that is part of the United Soccer League (USL) the fastest-growing Division II professional soccer league in the world. The USL is comprised of 35 teams across the United States. The team plays its home games at the Orange County Great Park’s Championship Soccer Stadium located in Irvine, CA. Nestled in the heart of the Great Park, Championship Soccer Stadium has a capacity of more than 5,000 for Orange County SC matches. Orange County SC was one of 12 founding members of the USL during its inaugural 2011 season. The preceding club, Orange County Blues, won the 2015 Western Conference Regular Season Championship and reached the Western Conference Semi-Finals of the USL Playoffs in back-to-back seasons. Team owner and Chief Investment Officer of LARO Properties, James Keston, purchased and re-branded the team in 2017. Keston, who actively oversees all operations of the team, is dedicated to providing a pathway to professional soccer and a world-class soccer organization that focuses on the fans, players, and youth clubs of Orange County. In December 2019 Orange County SC entered into a strategic partnership with Rangers FC from the Scottish Premier League. For more information about Orange County Soccer Club and to experience professional soccer in the OC visit: http://www.orangecountysoccer.com. For more information about the United Soccer League visit: http://www.uslsoccer.com

Unite Health Share Ministries (UHSM) is a nonprofit, faith-based health sharing ministry that facilitates member-to-member health sharing among fellow Christians, serving as a connector to administer medical cost sharing. The UHSM mission is to help Christian families fulfill their God-given purpose to care for one another and to positively impact our communities. Headquartered in Norfolk, VA, UHSM takes a modern approach to health sharing that prioritizes holistic health and wellbeing. UHSM offers simple, fair, and friendly health share programs to its members. www.UHSM.com


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