During the 2021 Austin FC season, the Club’s nonprofit arm 4ATX Foundation partnered with Academy Sports + Outdoors to host a month-long equipment drive, collecting new and gently used soccer equipment from Austin FC fans. On Friday, December 10, the organizations teamed up to host an equipment donation and field trip event at Q2 Stadium for 100 students from Del Valle and Popham Elementary Schools.

Students were bussed from their schools to the stadium and upon arrival, were split into small groups and shown the pitch, locker rooms, and more. The stadium tour concluded with a pizza lunch, where each student received a drawstring soccer bag with a $50 gift card to Academy Sports + Outdoors, and a brand new pair of new soccer cleats paid for by 4ATX Foundation.

Local Students Take Field Trip To Q2 Stadium

The students also had the chance to meet Austin FC players Diego Fagundez, Julio Cascante and Ulises Segura, and ask them questions about the experience of being a professional soccer player. Together, 4ATX Foundation and Academy Sports + Outdoors donated $20,292 worth of soccer equipment to Del Valle and Popham Elementary Schools.