To underscore their commitment to ensuring that all of Rhode Island’s communities enjoy the healthiest possible outcomes, Rhode Island Reds Football Club has named March of Dimes in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusettstheir Exclusive Title Uniform Sponsor for the upcoming 2018 season.

Founded in 2012, The Rhode Island Reds Football Club is a semi-professional men’s soccer team that competes in both the National Premier Soccer League’s Northeast Region.  They have enjoyed success since inception and in the past 4 years they have finished in the upper half of their conference.

“We are committed to providing a quality soccer experience for our athletes,” said Kabba Joof, founder of the Reds. “As importantly, we value strong and positive relationships with our community partners.  We are proud to have March of Dimes on our team as community partners.  For 80 years they have been committed to ensuring our communities are made stronger through their research, education, advocacy and educational programs for moms and babies.  We believe in ‘paying forward’ and, in March of Dimes, we have a partner focussed on the future – a future where we can celebrate healthy moms and strong babies.”

“We are delighted join with RI Reds and their other partners in the 2018 season to spread the word that health and well-being, particularly of moms and babies, are the cornerstones of vibrant and future-facing communities,” Neil Sharpe, Executive Director of Market Development for March of Dimes in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, added. “We are grateful that our respective teams will have an opportunity to collaborate in all sorts of fun ways during the upcoming season.  And, of course, we look forward to them being right at the top of their conference.”

Photo Caption (L to R): Michael Simeone, VP Comm. Outreach, RI Reds, Ruben Paz, President, RI Reds, Neil Sharpe Executive Director, March of Dimes, and Kabba Joof Founder/Chairman RI Reds

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