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US National Team Head Coach and Rochester native, Dave Sarachan, to visit Marina Auto Stadium Saturday, July 28 to support Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation

By Rochester Rhinos, 07/20/18, 1:00PM EDT


Rochester, NY (July 20, 2018) -- The Head Coach of the US National team, Dave Sarachan will be at Marina Auto Stadium on Saturday, July 28 during the Toronto FC II USL regular season match to draw awareness to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Take Steps Walk being held at Marina Auto Stadium on Saturday, September 15.

Dave will be available to sign autographs and take photos for all game attendees who have also registered for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation charity walk, pre-game from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  Fans may register for the Take Steps Walk on site, walk registration is free. Fans must have a ticket to the match to gain entrance into the stadium.  Dave will also be conducting the first kick prior to the kickoff of the match on behalf of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and will then be watching the game with walk sponsors and higher level fundraisers.

“I’m excited to return to my hometown, of Rochester, NY, in order to draw awareness to the Crohn’s and Colitis Take Steps Walk during the Toronto FC II regular season USL match. I’m also equally excited to visit Marina Auto Stadium for the first time; knowing it is one of the original soccer-specific stadiums in America!” states Dave Sarachan, US National Team Head Coach.

David and Wendy Dworkin, Marina Auto Stadium co-operators add, “It is our great pleasure to welcome Dave back to his hometown and Marina Auto Stadium.  Dave is highly respected in soccer across the globe; therefore, it’s great to see support from a world-renowned head soccer coach, such as Dave.”

Eric Israel, Executive Director of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, also comments “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Dave come to Rochester to help support our upcoming September 15th Take Steps Walk at Marina Auto Stadium in order to expose our charity to soccer fans in Rochester, NY.”

Fans can purchase discount tickets by using promo code CCFA5 for $5 off a Premium ticket (reg. $15). $2 of each ticket purchased will be donated to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.  Fans can also call (585) 454-5425 or email 

For more information on the Crohn's and Colitis Take Steps Walk on September 15 at Marina Auto Stadium, please visit

Dave will be available to the media during his appearance on Saturday, July 28.  Please contact Gianna Sarkis at gsarkis@rhinossoccer.comor Mark Washo at mwasho@rhinossoccer.comto request an interview time with Dave.


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