RSL Invites Fans to Help at Thursday's "Shoes for Haiti" Organizing Event


Fans Can Assist RSL Midfielder Jean Alexandre in Preparing More than 1,000 Donated Shoes for Shipping from 6:00-8:00 p.m. MT


SANDY, Utah (Wednesday, February 2, 2011) – Real Salt Lake and KUTV2 are asking fans of the Claret-and-Cobalt to help close up shop on the successful “Shoes for Haiti” donation drive tomorrow, Thursday, February 3, when Utah’s Major League Soccer club and its official broadcast partner will host an organizing event at Rio Tinto Stadium. Volunteers can report to the Strong Automotive 100 Lions Club, located on the West side of Rio Tinto Stadium, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. MT to help prepare the more than 1,000 pairs of shoes that have been collected for shipping to the Jean Alexandre Football Academy in the RSL midfielder’s birthplace of Verrettes, Haiti.

Alexandre will be on hand to assist volunteers in the organizing effort, which will also provide one final opportunity for supporters to donate new or gently-used shoes (preferably sneakers or soccer boots) to this worthwhile cause. Members of the media are invited to the event for interview and photo opportunities with Alexandre, while fans will also be able to take photographs and obtain autographs from the popular third-year midfielder throughout the night. For more details on the event, please contact John Koluder in the RSL Communications Department at or 801-918-5050 (mobile).

Fans can secure their seats now for both Real Salt Lake’s CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal Second Leg against the Columbus Crew on March 1 and the March 26 MLS home opening showdown with the L.A. Galaxy via the “RSL 2011 2-Pack” (including two tickets to both contests beginning at just $80) and the “RSL 2011 Flex 10-Pack” (beginning at $200). Both of these special ticket offers, in addition to single-game tickets and 2011 RSL Season Ticket Packages, can be purchased online at, over the phone at 801-727-2700, or in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium box office during regular business hours: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. MT. / /