For the ninth season, Major League Soccer and Wells Fargo have teamed up to recognize MLS fans going above and beyond to make a positive impact in our communities.
Today through Wednesday, Nov. 10, fans have an opportunity to nominate themselves or individuals who are working to keep our communities resilient and safe, including healthcare professionals, coaches, principals, teachers, delivery and truck drivers, grocery store employees, first responders and many others.
Twenty-seven Community MVPs will be selected, one representing each MLS club, to receive national and local recognition, a $2,500 donation to a 501(c)(3) charity of their choice, a customized adidas MLS jersey, and an MLS adidas NATIVO 21 Official Match Ball.
“MLS fans share our League’s commitment to giving back and strengthening our communities,” said Jen Cramer, SVP of Partnership Marketing for MLS. “Thanks to the incredible support of our friends at Wells Fargo, the MLS WORKS Community MVPs program shines a light on many of the selfless and committed individuals who are going above and beyond to serve and strengthen our communities across the U.S. and Canada.”
“Wells Fargo is deeply committed to the communities we serve, and we’re proud of our relationship with Major League Soccer and the Community MVPs program. After granting over $300,000 to dozens of nonprofits and recognizing 161 Community MVPs since 2013, we continue to be in awe of these individuals’ strength and perseverance especially during these challenging times,” said Sara Toussaint, VP of Soccer Sponsorships at Wells Fargo. “We look forward to celebrating the achievements of fans throughout the soccer community through this program and telling their stories in the weeks to come.”
The 27 Community MVPs will be announced on Dec. 8. Fans are encouraged to nominate and learn more by visiting MLSsoccer.com/CommunityMVPs.
ABOUT MLS WORKS
Major League Soccer is dedicated to addressing important social issues and improving communities where we live and play our games. Through MLS WORKS, the League’s social responsibility platform, Major League Soccer and its clubs seek to enrich the lives of those in need across the United States and Canada. To learn more visit MLSsoccer.com/MLSWORKS and follow @MLSWORKS on Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT WELLS FARGO
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets, proudly serves one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of small businesses in the U.S., and is the leading middle market banking provider in the U.S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth & Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No. 37 on Fortune’s 2021 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In the communities we serve, the company focuses its social impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health, and a low-carbon economy. News, insights, and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.