Houston Dynamo FC and the Houston Dash, along with Austin FC and FC Dallas, will honor the victims of Tuesday’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas by wearing a remembrance patch on their jerseys during their matches this weekend.
Houston Dynamo FC will wear the remembrance patch on Saturday, May 28 when it visits Real Salt Lake while the Houston Dash will wear the patch in their home game against the North Carolina Courage on Sunday, May 29. Austin FC and FC Dallas will wear the patch during their respective matches against the LA Galaxy and Orlando City SC. The opponents of each team will also wear the patch on their jerseys.
Additionally, each of the three organizations are donating funds to the Robb Elementary School Memorial Fund created at First State Bank of Uvalde to assist the victims, their families and the Uvalde community. Fans are invited to donate to the fund, and for more information on how to donate, please visit FSBUvalde.com.
Dynamo Charities, the official 501(c)(3) non-profit arm of the Houston Dynamo Football Club, will also auction the game-worn jerseys that the team’s players will wear against Real Salt Lake with proceeds benefiting the Robb Elementary Memorial Fund. The action is live now on the DASH app.
"For all of us, the horrific scenes in Uvalde are the latest example of an ongoing problem facing our country. However, for the loved ones of the children and teachers who lost their lives on Tuesday, it was a singular tragedy that will be felt for a lifetime," said Houston Dynamo FC and Houston Dash majority owner Ted Segal. "Our club stands with our counterparts in Austin and Dallas in an effort to offer some measure of comfort to the families, survivors and the entire Uvalde community. Beyond the efforts of our soccer clubs, we urge our elected officials to take meaningful action to honor the lives needlessly lost in Uvalde and in preventable shootings across the United States."
All three MLS clubs will wear the patch centered on the front of their jerseys. The Houston Dash will wear the patch on the right sleeve of their jerseys. The Texas-shaped patch is maroon which is Robb Elementary School’s official color. A black ribbon featuring the zip code 78801 represents the zip code in which the school is located.