Soccer Ball

Phoenix Rising FC Charities hosts its first charity gala to benefit youth soccer

Phoenix Rising FC Charities held its first annual Charity Soccer Ball on Oct. 12 at Scottsdale Hangar One. More than 250 people attended the sold-out event, which honored the playing career and final season of Didier Drogba. Guests enjoyed live and silent auctions, a photo session with Drogba, dinner, dancing and live entertainment by DJ Walshy Fire of Major Lazer. Funds raised benefit Phoenix Rising FC Youth Soccer, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing financial disparities from limiting opportunities for deserving kids to participate in youth soccer programs.

PHOTOS COURTESY PHOENIX RISING FC CHARITIES

Phoenix Rising FC players

Luisa Bakay, Didier Drogba and Berke Bakay, Phoenix rising VC co-owner and team governor

Phoenix Rising FC midfielder Gladson Awako, Didier Drogba, Berke Bakay and Solomon Asante, midfielder

The party at Hangar One

DJ, record producer and co-owner of Phoenix Rising FC, Diplo, with Phoenix Rising FC co-owner David Rappaport

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