RSL Partnering with Les Olson Company to "Shutout Hunger" in Utah

Food drive on behalf of Utah Food Bank culminates at RSL's Pioneer Day celebration contest on J

REAL SALT LAKE TEAMING UP WITH LES OLSON COMPANY AND UTAH FOOD BANK TO "SHUTOUT HUNGER" IN UTAH

Donations to be Accepted through July 23rd
Pioneer Day Celebration Contest vs. San Jose;

All Donors Will Receive a $5 off Coupon
for RSL’s July 30 Match vs. Columbus

 

SANDY, Utah (Monday,
July 11, 2011)

Real Salt Lake works hard to shutout their opponents, and now the
Claret-and-Cobalt will team up to “Shutout Hunger” as they partner with Les
Olson Company
and the Utah Food Bank to collect donations to help
end hunger in the Beehive State.

Beginning today, donations
in the form of non-perishable or canned food items and financial
gifts
will be accepted at Rio Tinto Stadium, the Utah Food Bank, and all
Les Olson Company offices
, with those who donate receiving a coupon for $5
off a ticket to attend Real Salt Lake’s contest against the Columbus Crew on
Saturday, July 30
. Fans will receive one coupon for the RSL-Columbus match
per item donated, with coupons being limited to four per donation (coupons
cannot be combined to add up to the price of a full ticket). In addition, fans
can also make their donations online here at the Utah
Food Bank website
.

“Real
Salt Lake is proud to partner with Les Olson Company to promote a worthy cause
such as the Utah Food Bank, especially during a night which always proves to be
one of the most special on the RSL calendar every season,” said Real Salt Lake
President Bill Manning. “Our fans are used to seeing shutouts from RSL
on the field, and we expect them to step up just as big off the field as we
look to help ‘Shutout Hunger’ at Rio Tinto Stadium on Pioneer Day Weekend.”

Donations will be
collected through Saturday, July 23, when Real Salt Lake will take on
the San Jose Earthquakes at Rio Tinto Stadium. Kickoff for RSL’s annual
Pioneer Day Celebration match is set for 8:00 p.m. MT, with the contest
and post-game fireworks display to be presented by Les Olson Company. Fans can
bring their donations on game day to the Les Olson Company/Utah Food Bank
booth at
Carnival Real, which will open on the stadium’s East Lawn
at 6:00 p.m. MT.

"Les Olson Company is
proud once again to sponsor the fireworks show at Real Salt Lake’s Pioneer Day
Celebration this year,” said Les Olson Company CEO Jim Olson, “and
it makes it even more meaningful to team up with our great partners, Real Salt
Lake and the Utah Food Bank, to ‘Shutout Hunger’ in Utah.  No one should
go to bed hungry, and if we can help the Food Bank and celebrate a great Utah
Holiday with Real Salt Lake it will be a win/win for everyone.”

Fans that make
donations on game day will not only receive the $5 off coupon for the following
weekend’s match against the Crew, but will also be entered into a drawing to
win a 42” flat screen TV. Donations during the two-week drive will be
calculated during the first half of the match, with Real Salt Lake and Les
Olson Company presenting the Utah Food Bank with the total estimated pounds of
food collected during a halftime ceremony. 

For more information
on how you can help “Shutout Hunger” in Utah, visit http://www.lesolsoncompany.com/shutouthunger.html.

 

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