Off the Pitch: Orlando City FC Honor Pulse Victims
Orlando City Soccer Club participated in the city’s “Orlando United Day — A Day of Love and Kindness” by opening the doors to its downtown stadium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone who wants to pay tribute to the victims at the venue’s 49 rainbow-colored seats.
The club had #OrlandoUnited T-shirts, scarves and socks for sale Monday, with all proceeds going to the Central Florida Foundation’s Better Together Fund.
“I’m sure it’s going to bring up a lot of pain for people … but I hope the overarching [feeling] is pride in how we have come together as a community and how we’ve become known as this inclusive, wonderful, diverse community,” said Kay Rawlins, Orlando City’s co-founder and vice president of community relations. “Our community has shown unprecedented unity since that regretful day. Let’s continue putting our best foot forward and honor the victims by being good to each other.”