(WPRI) -- In addition to showing off their soccer skills on the pitch, the New England Revolution do their part to help their community.
The Revolution have teamed up with charities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as part of their 2013 charity drive. Team president Brian Bilello said this summer the New England Revolution will be working to help Project GOAL.
"It's a Rhode Island-based group that works with kids in after-school programs for soccer programming, but also for tutoring," said Bilello.
Bilello and the Revs are asking fans to bring gently-used soccer equipment to Gillette Stadium to donate to Project GOAL at Saturday's match against the Houston Dynamo.
Saturday's drive is part of the Revolution's three-part charitable drive series. The Revs will donate school supplies to Cradles to Crayons in Boston at the Aug. 17 match against the Chicago Fire and gently-used coats to the Worcester County Sheriff's Office at the Sept. 21st match against D.C. United.
Donations can be made at the gate on Saturday and fans who donate will receive an autographed item from one the Revs players. Saturday's match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and donations will be accepted starting at 6:15 p.m.
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