On Wednesday -- from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.-- the women's soccer team will be packing 160 bags of food at Hawthorne, as part of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Nationwide Contest.
The NWSL Nationwide Contest is a league-wide initiative where each team partners with Nationwide to select one organization to support throughout the season.
Each partner organization receives a grant to support its program and serves as the focus of a team-led service project, with a designated player ambassador to champion the effort.
Racing Louisville FC chose Blessings in a Backpack as its community partner for this initiative and Emina Ekic as its designated player.
At the end of the season, one team-community partnership will win the Nationwide Community Impact Award and be honored during the 2022 NWSL Championship weekend in October.
The winning community partner will receive a $25,000 donation from Nationwide to further their efforts.
In addition, each participating community partner will receive a $5,000 grant.
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