Stuart Holden has announced a celebrity soccer game to help raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. The former Houston Dynamo player had tweeted after Harvey that he would be putting together a charity match in response to the flooding. The Kick In for Houston game will be held on November 18 at BBVA Compass Stadium at 6 pm CT.
“After the devastation of the storm passed, I was inspired by how the Houston community came together to support each other,” Holden said in a release about the game. “It’s a community that welcomed me when my family immigrated from Scotland when I was 10 and gave me my first real chance at professional soccer with the Houston Dynamo,” Holden said. “While I am thankful that my family’s homes were spared, I wanted to find a way to help the thousands who were not as fortunate. I sent a tweet out on social media and a groundswell of support materialized throughout the soccer community from former teammates and some of the biggest names in US Soccer today. I’m beyond excited to bring this event to Houston and think we have the opportunity to make a huge difference in the community in partnership with Dynamo Charities.”
Net proceeds from event to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief through Dynamo Charities.
The list of people signed up to participate include a number of familiar faces like Houston Dynamo all-time leading scorer Brian Ching, U.S. Men’s National Team legends Landon Donovan, Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman, U.S. Women’s National Team and Orlando Pride star Alex Morgan, Houston native and seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Steve Nash just to name a few.
General admission tickets are on sale now at KickInForHouston.com at $30 per ticket. For those unable to make it to Houston the match will be broadcast nationally by FOX Sports 1.