FRESNO, Calif. - Players, technical staff and members of the Fresno FC front office and friends joined forces on Wednesday, May 1st for the second annual #BuiltForFresno Day, an all-day initiative aimed at giving back to the organizations that go above and beyond for the Fresno community.
More than 200 volunteer hours were contributed throughout the day, directly serving Terry’s House at Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno Bully Rescue and United Cerebral Palsy of Central California. The day began with eight volunteers preparing a warm breakfast meal at Terry’s House, followed by washing windows and then visiting patients across the street at the hospital.
The second group of volunteers joined the furry friends at Fresno Bully Rescue, where they walked, bathed and played with the 35 dogs, including Lolita, Pita, Diego and Tinkerbell. The remaining volunteers spent the morning with the students of United Cerebral Palsy of Central California, providing a soccer clinic at Ratcliffe Stadium, putting up shelves at the UCPCC offices and helping youth bake treats and make crafts.
“It was a true honor to work with UCP and bring smiles to the individuals out there enjoying the game. It’s a strong reminder to be thankful that we play soccer every day and are able to influence the community in a positive way.” said Zorros’ forward Renato, who along with Milton Blanco, Juan Pablo Caffa, Mickey Daly, and other players helped share the beautiful game with the students of UCPCC.
While Los Zorros are proud to continue The #BuiltForFresno Day tradition, we realize how blessed we are to be a part of a community that cares so much for others in organizations like Community Medical Centers, Fresno Bully Rescue and United Cerebral Palsy of Central California.