In preparation for its fifth season, Columbus Eagles FC is thrilled to partner with Moms2B, an organization that aims to lower the infant mortality rate in central Ohio.
The club encourages all fans to bring baby diaper wipes to the Eagles’ upcoming indoor matches on Dec. 23 (against the CASL All-Stars) and Dec. 30 (against Cincinnati Sirens FC). CEFC will collect the wipes (and any other donations) at the matches and donate them to Moms2B.
The organization, which was founded in 2010, provides education to young and expecting mothers in and around Columbus, with the goal to diminish the infant mortality rate in our state. Ohio has the second-worst infant mortality rate of any state in the U.S. From the Moms2B website:
Targeting Central Ohio zip codes with the highest infant mortality rates, Moms2B provides weekly education and support sessions to high-risk pregnant women to promote healthier lifestyle choices and link them with social support resources.
Eagles president Mark Wise met with Twinkle Schottke and the leadership of Moms2B in recent weeks and finalized the partnership, which will extend into the club’s 2018 season.
“I am so excited that the Columbus Eagles are partnering with Moms2B for our 2018 season,” he said. “I have spent some time getting to know Twinkle Schottke and her staff and they are doing a great work in reducing the number of infant mortalities within Franklin County and Ohio. We will do whatever we can to support their efforts this year.”
At the December matches, CEFC will also accept infant clothing (B-1 yr.) and baby food as donations.
Come out to Resolute Athletic Complex to support soccer in Columbus and help the Eagles support a great cause!