On June 23 The Andrew L. Hicks Jr. Foundation held its second annual Philadelphia Union Pep Rally event at Memorial Park in The City of Chester. 100 Chester children were joined by many families and high school students from the West Chester area for an afternoon of enjoyment and fellowship. The Pep Rally included a barbecue, an inflatable sports tower, and hours of fun.
After the Pep Rally was over, a police escort led the way to PPL Park to watch the Philadelphia Union take on Sporting Kansas City. With a police car and a banner heading the pack, our group marched through The City of Chester and arrived at the stadium safely and ready for a great game.
The group sat behind one of the goals and had a great view of the field as well as the waterfront beyond the stands on the opposite side of the stadium. The game was immediately exciting with the first Union goal coming in the second minute. Ultimately the Union would go on to win 4-0, creating an air of joy as the fans exited the stadium. Our group marched with a police escort back to Memorial Park and the children were picked up by their parents from the park. Overall the Pep Rally was a fun event and offered some of the children from the City of Chester a unique experience to see a professional soccer game right in their own backyard!
The City of Chester Parks and Recreation
The City of Chester Police Department
Guts Smokehouse BBQ