Real Salt Lake president Bill Manning accepted the ALS #IceBucketChallenge after RSL defeated Seattle Sounders FC in a 2-1 victory on Saturday afternoon. He passed on his three challenges to RSL head coach Jeff Cassar, Sandy Mayor Tom Dolan and Todd Beckerman (Kyle Beckerman's brother).
ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). It is a disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. The #IceBucketChalllenge was started to raise awarness for ALS. If you would like to learn more or to donate click here.
Real Salt Lake has announced that it will be hosting a special “Yoga on the Pitch” event at Rio Tinto Stadium on Thursday, June 26.
In conjunction with We Are Yoga in Salt Lake City, RSL fans will have the opportunity to participate in an hour-long yoga session led by renowned instructor Jami Larson on the field at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real Salt Lake defender Chris Wingert will also be partaking in the class and will hold an autograph session afterwards. The Yoga on the Pitch event is open to people of all ages and levels.
Admission to the Yoga on the Pitch event on June 26 will be included in a purchased ticket to Real Salt Lake’s July 4th home match against New England Revolution. Fans can purchase their ticket(s) here using the promo code: YOGA.
*Please bring identification to check into the Yoga on the Pitch event. Only those who have purchased tickets to the July 4th tickets using the YOGA promo code will be admitted into Rio Tinto Stadium. Families or groups that have purchased tickets together will able to check-in under one name.
Timeline for Yoga on the Pitch
Thursday, June 26 at Rio Tinto Stadium
5:30 - Doors open; check-in begins at the west side entrance of the stadium
5:45 - Field access
6:00 - Yoga session begin – yoga mats are permitted
7:00 - Yoga session ends
7-7:30 - Autograph session with RSL defender Chris Wingert and Leo the Lion. Participants will be limited to having one item signed.