Orlando City SC to Honor Memory of Pulse Victims Two Years Later

 Photo credit: Orlando City SC / Mark Thor

Photo credit: Orlando City SC / Mark Thor

On Tuesday, June 12, the Central Florida community will come together to honor and remember the victims of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy that took the lives of 49 people and impacted countless others two years ago.

Orlando City SC - home of Orlando City in Major League Soccer and Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League - will join the City Beautiful’s efforts in healing and supporting its community with the Pride in Our City initiative.

“June 12 is a difficult day for our community to think about and one that will stay with us forever,” said Orlando City SC CEO Alex Leitão. “We hope to always use our platform as a sports club to bring people together to show our pride in our city and each other.”

Five local nonprofit organizations - One Orlando Alliance, The Dru Project, onePULSE Foundation, Zebra Coalition and Contigo Fund - will receive a portion of ticket and merchandise revenues from the Orlando Pride match on June 16 and the Orlando City match on June 23.

Each organization will receive a unique ticket link available HERE, with $5 from every ticket purchased at each link donated to the respective nonprofit. Season Ticket Members or fans who have already purchased tickets can also support these organizations by making a donation HERE.

A Pride in our City merchandise collection will also be available for purchase beginning on June 11 at The Den, the Stadium’s merchandise store, or online HERE, with 25 percent of proceeds being distributed to the organizations.

For the Orlando Pride match on June 16, the team will wear commemorative rainbow numbers on their jerseys. These game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off to fans, with the proceeds going to the Orlando City Foundation for use in LGBTQ+ related initiatives.

Orlando City Stadium will open its doors on June 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. allowing fans to visit the 49 permanent #OrlandoUnited rainbow seats in Section 12 in honor of the victims.