REAL SALT LAKE GAMEDAY EVENTS:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 v. PORTLAND TIMBERS
Molding Box Presents Fan Appreciation Night Festivities at Rio Tinto Stadium as Part of
Claret-and-Cobalt’s 7:00 p.m. MT Regular Season Finale
SANDY, Utah (Friday, October 21, 2011) – With the playoffs just around the corner, Real Salt Lake (15-11-7, 51 pts.; T-3rd in West) will return home to close out its 2011 MLS regular season slate tomorrow, Saturday, October 22, when the Utah side will play host to the Portland Timbers (11-14-8, 41 pts.; 6th in West) at Rio Tinto Stadium. The 7:00 p.m. MT kickoff in Sandy and all of the Fan Appreciation Night festivities surrounding the match will be presented by Molding Box.
A limited amount of tickets for Saturday’s clash are still available and can be purchased over the phone at 801-727-2700, online at www.RealSaltLake.com or in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office between 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday and beginning at 9:00 a.m. on gameday,
Saturday’s Fan Appreciation Night Features Hundreds of Give-aways for MLS’ Best Fans1
Real Salt Lake and Molding Box are teaming up to thank the best fans in Major League Soccer by giving the first 5,000 fans in the stadium on Saturday night a free Nick Rimando bobblehead doll, but the giveaways don’t stop there! After the game, Real Salt Lake players will be throwing hundreds of free RSL balls, t-shirts and much more into the stands thanks to several of the club’s corporate partners, including: Ford, KFC, OhMyCrafts.com, Pepsi, Verizon, Vivint, WCF (Workers Compensation Fund), XanGo, and Zions Bank.
Real Salt Lake Teaming with Comcast and Halogen TV for Soles4Souls for Shoe Drive
Real Salt Lake along with Comcast, Halogen TV and Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing shoes to millions of people around the world, are teaming up in an effort to collect 20,000 shoes in Salt Lake City for residents in need. Between now and December 31st, new and gently-used shoes will be collected at various locations throughout the city, including Rio Tinto Stadium this Saturday from 5:00-7:30 at the Comcast booth in the Carnival Real festival, located on the Stadium’s East Lawn. For more information on other collection locations, visit www.Shoes4SLC.com.
Carnival Real Starts the Festivities at 5:00 p.m. for Saturday’s Contest
Good times and giveaways are always available for the taking at the Carnival Real pre-game festival on the East Lawn of Rio Tinto Stadium, starting at 5:00 p.m. MT. Saturday’s Carnival activities will feature booths and activities presented by several of RSL’s partners, including:
Burger King (“Whopper Hopper” inflatable and Prize Wheel), Check City, KFC (Chuckin’ for Chicken), Wasatch Property, XanGo (samples), Susan G Komen, State Farm (foam fingers), Sports Clips (free haircut coupons), Ford (bandana give away), Xinsurance, Comcast (Soles4Souls), KBER and Juan 106.
When Rio Tinto Stadium’s gates open to the public at 6:00 p.m., fans will also have the opportunity to visit the Utah Department of Public Safety (Designated Driver/Responsibility Has Its Rewards sign-up) and Ford booths located on the Northeast concourse. In addition, fans can get more information on how to secure their seats at the best venue in MLS for Real Salt Lake’s 2012 campaign at the “RSL Seat Central” window located on the East Concourse.
RSL Team Store “Special of the Week”
The RSL Team Store is doing some math that will benefit all fans of the Claret-and-Cobalt this weekend, taking the 33 points at home (and counting) thus far in 2011 and combining it with the seven years of tremendous support from RSL Nation to offer a 40% off sale this weekend! As a thank you to Real Salt Lake’s most dedicated “Fans for Life,” the deal will be exclusive to RSL’s current and 2012 season ticket holders on Friday, while all fans will be able to take advantage of the discount on gameday this Saturday.
RSL faithful wishing to receive more information on any of the ever-expanding line of Claret-and Cobalt swag in the store are encouraged to dial the RSL Team Store Hotline at 801-727-2888, or visit the store in-person during regular business hours: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MT, Monday-Saturday.
Lisa Johnson to Be Honored as Saturday’s RSL/American Express “Hero Among Us”
Real Salt Lake and American Express are proud to recognize Lisa Johnson, as Saturday’s recipient of the “Heroes Among Us” honor. Saturday’s “Cancer Awareness Night” at Rio Tinto Stadium is a fitting time to welcome Johnson as latest honoree, as she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and has since gone on to become the face of a breast cancer awareness campaign.
One year after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Lisa was nominated by Smith's Groceries, where she is a customer service manager, to share her story on select Kroger-brand food packaging, ultimately being chosen for her inspiring story and refusal to give up the fight against cancer. Lisa then traveled to New York with nominees from other Kroger-owned stores to do a photo shoot with NFL quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Eli Manning for a promotion that was a part of Smith's "Giving Hope a Hand" breast cancer awareness program, which has raised more than $18 million since its inception in 2006. This year's campaign raised an estimated $3 million for the cause, of which more than $148,000 will be awarded to Susan G. Komen chapters and the American Cancer Society across the Western United States.
To find out more about the Real Salt Lake/American Express “Heroes Among Us” program, including details on how to nominate candidates for the 2011 season and biographies of past recipients, visit the “Heroes Among Us” page under the “Community” section of www.RealSaltLake.com. In addition, candidate submissions can be returned via email to heroesamongus@RealSaltLake.com, fax to 801-727-1469, or mail to the address below:
Rio Tinto Stadium
Attn: Heroes Among Us/Lesley Clark
9526 State Street
Sandy, Utah 84070
Miss the Lines, Not the Moment with RSLexpress!
There’s one less reason to have to head up the aisle during this Saturday’s regular season home finale against Portland, as the best way to “get your snack on” at Rio Tinto Stadium is through the RSLexpress in-seat delivery service. RSL express is making your life easier by offering a quick and convenient way for you to get your food – there’s no need to waste time in lines, and you won’t have to wait until halftime anymore!
RSLexpress allows fans to purchase food, drinks, and merchandise using their mobile phone, with their order being delivered directly to their seat in just minutes! It’s easy to use RSLexpress, and creating an account is free – just visit www.RSLexpress.com to start enjoying in-seat delivery from a mobile device. For instructions on ordering from an iPhone, the mobile web, or via text message, visit the RSLexpress “How To” page, or call 877-762-6442.
Saturday’s Group & Guest Recognitions
- National Anthem performer: American Nightingale (Bonnie Baxter & Evie Hastings)
- Color Guard: Utah National Guard
- RSL/American Express “Heroes Among Us”: Lisa Johnson
- OhMyCrafts.com “Mom of the Match”: Carol Andersen
- U.S. Bank Little Leo of the Game: Steven Reynolds
- Ceremonial Coin Toss: Harleigh Roberts
- RSL “Goal Gong” Ringer: Leeann Todd
- Mountain America “Dream Team” participants: Outlaws FC
- Ball Kids: Outlaws FC
- Pre-game Verizon Wireless “Parade of Kings” participants & recognized groups: American Nightingale, AYSO Section 9, AYSO Section 126, Basin Recreation, FC Idaho, Firebirds FC, Heber Valley SC, Infinity SC, Joga FC, NUCS Corinthians U9, Outlaws FC, Rangers SC, Susan G Komen for the Cure, Utah National Guard, Utah Soccer Alliance, Wasatch SC