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Fields & Futures partners with Energy soccer

Devon Green March 27th, 2014

Oklahoma City’s Soccer Team, the Energy FC recently welcomed local business leader Tim McLaughlin as an equal partner in their management team.

Tim McLaughlin is a supporter of local schools and founded the Fields & Futures Program in 2012.

McLaughlin’s passion for OKC dovetailed this week with Prodigal owner Bob Funk Jr.’s own vision of good Oklahoma sportsmanship. McLaughlin was the primary backer for a plan to bring a North American Soccer League (NASL) league to OKC, which would have been an Energy FC competitor.

Funk said in a press release, “it brings us one step closer to our shared vision of bringing a Major League Soccer (MLS) team to Oklahoma City in the future.”

Fields & Futures is an program founded by McLaughlin and his wife, Liz, to provide funds and resources to build and maintain sports fields throughout the OKC Public Schools district. The program’s long-term goal is the overhaul of over 40 fields within the city. The organization also helps with the development of athletes and their coaches.

The OKC Energy FC will play its first game Apr. 5 at Orange County. Its first home game will be played at Clement E. Pribil Stadium at Bishop McGuinness High School, and the first home game is Apr. 26.

According to a press release, Energy FC will then play its spring 2015 season at Taft Stadium, which is  undergoing a massive renovation with the help of Fields and Futures.

As part of the move to Taft stadium, a portion of the ticket sales for the Energy FC’s spring 2015 season will be donated to Fields & Futures.

For more information about the team or to purchase tickets, please contact or call 235-KICK.

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