School & Family Magazine Newstand Frisco ISD November 2017 - Page 40

Frisco ISD Scores Big with FC Dallas The Major League Soccer team continues to invest in Frisco, more than decade after making the City its home. FC Dallas is strong community player, supporting Frisco ISD students, parents and educators through a variety of special events and activities. The soccer team often sponsors community nights for students at Toyota Stadium. This school year, players are also stepping up and taking their game to several elementary campuses to vol- unteer, mentor students and stress the importance of exercise and ways to live a healthy lifestyle. “FC Dallas is wonderful to work with and the entire organization truly cares about our students,” said Allison Miller, director of FISD Partners in Education. “The FC Dallas Foundation has allowed students to do sports marketing intern- ships and FC Dallas has partnered with the Frisco Education Foundation to host FC Dallas Defender Walker Hume visits with students at Spears Elementary. 40 | FOCUS FEF nights where portions of every tick- et purchased goes to FEF. They take the time to visit our campuses . They truly are community driven.” FC Dallas has had a presence in Frisco since the opening of the stadium in 2005. Their partnership with the City of Frisco and Frisco ISD allows FISD football and soccer games and other events to be held in the complex. The team, along with U.S. Soccer, the City and school district, un- veiled a plan in 2015 to upgrade the stadi- um. The project, complete with renovated space, new locker rooms, premium seats, a private club and the National Soccer Hall of Fame Museum, is expected to be complete by fall 2018. FC Dallas is part of the fabric of our community – providing playing fields and great leadership. n BECOME A PARTNER IN EDUCATION Interested in giving back to the students and teachers of Frisco ISD? Contact Community Outreach Liaison Jenna Benabe to learn how you, your organization or business can get involved. Jenna Benabe 469.633.6866 benabej@friscoisd.org