The Battery are proud to be an integral part of the Charleston community, supporting the outstanding efforts of area schools and organizations through events, donations, and player appearances. We dedicate our community efforts to growing access to the game and helping support the overall growth of the community.
- September 6th: Players will visit Laurel Hill Primary School to meet with students during their after-school program
- August 16th: Mauro Cichero will visit WZJY, Charleston’s Spanish-language community radio, for an interview about the Battery’s community efforts and looking ahead to Hispanic Heritage Night on September 23rd.
- August 16th: The Battery, with Berkeley Electric, host a youth clinic in Goose Creek as DZ Harmon & Romario Piggott speak to and run drills with aspiring youth players
- August 6th: The youth players at Ebony City Soccer Club celebrated “Lil’ Pele Day” and met with the John Wilson, receiving Battery t-shirts & fresh pairs of soccer socks
- July 26th: Players Robbie Crawford, Charlie Asensio and Daniel Kuzemka visit James Island Presbyterian Summer Day Camp
- July 20th: Matt Sheldon, Joe Kuzminsky and Augi Williams met with Volvo employees & their families during Volvo’s Wellness Day at their Ridgeville, SC campus
- July 20th: Brett St. Martin and Battery staff spoke with youth players at the Bees Landing Rec Center
- July 19th: Preston Kilwien & Dexter Alexander taught soccer skills met with the campers from the Charleston Recreation Department’s summer camp
- July 7th: The Battery’s Pat Hogan and John Wilson, with Berkeley Electric, hosted a youth clinic for kids at the Cane Bay YMCA
- July 6th: The Battery visited students during recess at Midland Park Primary School
- June 22nd: Dom Oduro & Joe Schmidt joined John Wilson, with Berkeley Electric, to host a youth clinic at the Moncks Corner Rec Complex
- June 21st: AJ Paterson & Leland Archer shared some smiles with pediatric patients at MUSC’s Institute of Psychology
- June 16th: Aidan Apodaca & Daniel Kuzemka visit with campers at the College of Charleston’s youth soccer camp
- June 14th: Tristan Weber, Patrick Hogan & Andrew Booth visited with the boys at Windwood Farm Home for Children
- June 8th: Brett St. Martin & Matteo Ritaccio met with campers at the Charleston Soccer Academy
- June 4th: John Wilson & Battery staff were on hand to congratulate players during the Ebony City Soccer Club Awards Day
- June 3rd: Battery staff joined Blackbaud for a volunteer day at the Lowcountry Food Bank
- May 18th: Enock Kwakwa & Shak Adams kept up with students, running PE class at Meeting Street Academy – Brentwood
- May 12th: Hugo Faroux & EJ Johnson helped run drills for and met with youth players during the SC Surf evaluations
- May 9th: EJ Johnson & Benji Ettienne helped run drills for and met with youth players during the James Island Youth Soccer Club evaluations
- May 2nd: Tristan Weber & John Wilson visited with pediatric patients at MUSC’s Institute of Psychology
- April 20th: DZ Harmon met with students at Meeting Street Academy to talk about nutrition
- April 12th: Aidan Apodaca & Pat Hogan hit the links with members from Special Olympics of Charleston at Patriots Point Links
- March 30th: Pat Hogan, Andrew Booth & Tristan Weber visited with the boys at Windward Farm Home for Children
- September 14th: Players head back in the new school year to visit the boys at Windwood Farm Home for Children
Even as the world's sport, the beautiful game is not always accessible to everyone in the community. Through a variety of school visits, youth clinics and community educational opportunities in traditionally underserved areas, we strive to make the game accessible to all that want to play and we work to make Charleston a welcoming, vibrant community for all.
“It’s exciting to have our players and staff back out engaging with the Charleston community, especially after the last two years prevented them from doing so during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
– John Wilson
Director of Community Engagement
See more about some of our recent events in the list above or by scrolling through the slideshow here.
The Battery are proud to work with Berkeley Electric Cooperative to increase access to the game for children across Berkeley County through community youth clinics throughout the summer.
Building from a successful partnership during the 2021 season, Gildan’s collaboration has grown for 2022 and beyond as an official Youth Clinic Community Partner. Gildan generously provides soccer socks and t-shirts for participants at youth clinics hosted or supported by the Battery.
Supporting healthy communities comes hand-in-hand with our work of growing access to the game throughout the Charleston community. We’re excited to have the support of Recover 180º, donating their electrolyte beverage to our community youth clinics and providing an alternative to traditional sugary sports drinks for growing youth athletes.
The Battery are proud to work with The Blood Connection and address the critical need for blood donations at area hospitals and across the southeast. Through blood drives at the stadium and supporting the Blood Connection’s drives throughout the Charleston area, we hope to meet this critical need.