Sporting KC Show Podcast: Director of Community Programs Ashley Green talks #KickChildhoodCancer

The Sporting KC Show Podcast, dropping throughout the season on Sports Radio 810 WHB, is now available on Spotify and iTunes. With Nate Bukaty, Aly Trost and Carter Augustine hosting the weekly program, Sporting fans have a place to go to catch up on club storylines, player achievements, guest interviews and more.


A new episode of The Sporting KC Show Podcast debuted Tuesday night at hosts Nate Bukaty, Aly Trost and Carter Augustine caught up with Ashley Green, Sporting’s Director of Community Programs.

With September comes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and that means tons of activity for Green and the Community Relations team. As Major League Soccer clubs take a unified stance to #KickChildhoodCancer, Green spearheads Sporting's philanthropic efforts at the local level by showcasing The Victory Project, a foundation established in 2013 that unites club players, staff and fans to help children with cancer and their families.

During the month of September alone, Sporting has numerous initiatives on tap that serve to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer treatment: The Sporting Invitational, The Victory Project Soccer Clinic and Friday's Day of Giving at Scooter's Coffee will give all proceeds to The Victory Project, and that's not to mention the #KickChildhoodCancer initiatives at Sporting home matches this Saturday and next Sunday, Sept. 29. This weekend also marks the start of The Victory Project's online auction, which will launch in conjunction with the FOX Sports Kansas City Plus match broadcast as Sporting hosts the Colorado Rapids.

The Victory Project will also grant two Sporting Wishes this month to children with secondary cancer diagnoses. Fourteen-year-old Emily will travel to Disneyland in California with her family, while 10-year-old Jenna will venture with her family to Disneyworld in Florida.

Listen to the full podcast below as Green reflects on her career arc at Sporting and the organization's commitment to meaningful engagement with the Kansas City community.

Sporting Kansas City (10-13-7, 37 points) will battle the Rapids (10-15-6, 36 points) in a 7:30 p.m. CT showdown at Children's Mercy Park. Tickets for Saturday's clash are on sale at SeatGeek.com as Sporting hosts Kick Childhood Cancer Night in partnership with The Victory Project.

FOX Sports Kansas City Plus, FOX Sports Midwest Plus and FOX Sports GO will provide three hours of live match coverage on Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. CT. Listeners can also catch the action live on Sports Radio 810 WHB and La Grande 1340 AM, with The Final Whistle postgame show airing immediately afterward on 810 WHB.

Matchday pre-orders for Saturday's contest are now open at SportingStyle.com, where ticket holders can purchase limited-edition items including the new Kick Childhood Cancer training top and scarf of the match. The new training top and scarf of the match will also be available to purchase Saturday at SportingStyle locations inside Children’s Mercy Park while supplies last.

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