SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club will host First Responders Night when they host Minnesota United FC on Saturday, March 9, presented by 7UP.
The match will be dedicated to honoring our first responders who courageously fought the fires in Butte County and Paradise, Calif.
Upon arriving at Avaya Stadium for the event, fans are welcome to take photos with first-responder vehicles. Ahead of kickoff, local first responders will perform the National Anthem which will be accompanied by a color guard presentation.
Following the match, the San Jose Police Department and San Jose Fire Department will take the field to compete in the second-ever First Responder Cup. The San Jose Fire Department are the reigning champions after claiming victory in the inaugural match in 2018.
In addition to the matchday activations, the Earthquakes will hold a silent auction with all proceeds going to the Police Amateur Athletic Foundation and the Local 230 Firefighter Union.
A special ticketing package is available for $28 and comes with a limited-edition Quakes first responder fanny pack. Quakes Season Pass Holders can also purchase the fanny pack by reaching out to their account service representative.