As the club prepares for its third season in the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem Steel FC has partnered with First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union to announce the formation of the Junior Steel Youth Club for 2018.
“We are excited for the next chapter of Bethlehem Steel FC in the Lehigh Valley community with the creation of this youth club for our younger fans,” Steel FC Managing Director of Business Operations Scott Evans said. “With our Steel Soccer School program introducing the beautiful game to so many kids, the Junior Steel Youth Club will provide another way for our young supporters to grow throughout the region. We’re excited to be partnering with a regional business like First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, who has been a part of the community for decades. As this new group begins to grow, we look forward creating the best fans in the United Soccer League.”
Young Steel FC supporters can show their support for their favorite club by joining the Junior Steel Youth Club when the group launches on Friday, December 1. Memberships are only $15 and come with numerous benefits including a Junior Steel Youth Club T-shirt, a group lunch bag, a ticket to the 2018 Steel FC home opener where each member will be part of the pregame parade and much more.
“First Commonwealth and Bethlehem Steel FC may seem like uncommon partners, but at the core, we share similar values,” First Commonwealth Chief Marketing & Retail Officer Tricia Szurgot said. “We’re excited to be part of building Bethlehem Steel FC’s fan base as well as our own by helping kids in our community discover their passion through sports.”
Club membership includes the following with much more to be added in the future: One Junior Steel Youth Club T-shirt, One Junior Steel Youth Club lunch bag, One general admission ticket to the 2018 Bethlehem Steel FC home opener, three general admission flex vouchers good for any home matches in 2018 at Goodman Stadium, two pre-game on-field parades during a Steel FC home match including the season opener, access to an exclusive Steel FC soccer clinic AND MUCH MORE!
First Commonwealth, based in Bethlehem, PA, is the largest credit union in the Lehigh Valley with eight locations serving more than 57,000 members and 1,200 member companies. As a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, First Commonwealth has been a leader in the financial services marketplace since 1959 combining innovation, technology and personal, friendly service. First Commonwealth has 160 employees and $675 million in assets and serves its membership through purpose-driven and mission-based values to help members prosper.
Memberships can be purchased online or made in person Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Bethlehem Steel FC’s front office, located at 44 East Broad Street, Suite 135, in Bethlehem. Families looking to guarantee their club t-shirt and lunch bags prior to Christmas should make their purchases prior to Monday, Dec. 18, to ensure delivery.