Soccer meets philanthropy on Saturday, November 20, with the third annual Celebrity Soccer Match presented by SWAPP Protocol on Miami Beach. Back and better than ever after a yearlong pandemic hiatus, Jorge Masvidal, Rashad Jennings, Miss Universe contestants and Sports Illustrated models Kristen Louelle Gaffney and Mara Martin, and World Series Baseball player Brayan Villarreal will convene for this year’s star-studded fundraising event for the Miami Beach Education Foundation. The last two Celebrity Soccer Matches have raised $300,000 for organizations that promise inclusion of children and adults with disabilities.
Celebrity Soccer Match was founded by Julianna Strout, a North Bay Village Commissioner and Miss America contestant, who has dedicated the last decade to raising awareness and organizing events that promote inclusion in sports.
“The mission of this event has always been to focus on abilities and not disabilities,” said Strout. “I’ve always felt that sports are a great medium to promote inclusivity, and with this event, we do just that. Celebrity Soccer Match is the only co-ed sports event that features all types of sports legends and children and young adults with disabilities, all engaging together on the beach. Our goal with this year’s event is to raise $200,000 for community-wide initiatives.”
Celebrity Soccer Match will feature seven-on-seven friendly games. Guests will be able to enjoy a VIP lounge with Anheuser Busch and Moet Hennessey and brand activations from Miami FC and Ocean Auto Club. Previous participants of this event include Kate Upton, Jason Lewis, Olivia Culpo, Santana Moss, and Rashad Jennings.
The matches will take place beachside on November 20, between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the North Beach Bandshell Sand Bowl at (7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach). General admission is free and open to the public, and VIP Lounge tickets are available for $250. All-access passes for ten tickets are available at $6,500. Tickets can be purchased here.