That’s the message Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals FC players sent on Monday, Aug. 19 when they visited elementary and middle schools to welcome students back to school after a long summer break.
For three years, the professional soccer players who take to the pitch at Rio Tinto Stadium, located in Canyons District boundaries, have criss-crossed Canyons on the first day of school, giving high-fives and fist-bumps to students as they make their way into school for the first day of the school year.
The visits also served as invitations to come see the players at upcoming games. The early fall games usually draw teachers, school staff, students and parents who are both celebrating the start of the school year and stretching summer fun into fall. And attending students can cheer for the players they met on the first day of school.
Thanks to the generosity of the Real Salt Lake organization, Canyons families, including employees, can attend Real Salt Lake, Utah Royals FC and Real Monarchs games at discounted prices. To take advantage of this back-to-school promotion, go to www.rsl.com/promo, enter the promo code, “CSD,” and select the game you’d like to attend.
- Real Salt Lake — Buy one, get one free for the Wednesday, Sept. 11. game vs. the San Jose Earthquakes at 7:30 p.m. (Please note that the tickets will show up under the promo code as half-priced).
- Utah Royals FC — One free ticket per student, with each additional ticket costing $10 for the Friday, Sept. 6 game vs. the Portland Thorns at 7:30 p.m.
- Real Monarchs — One free ticket, with each additional ticket costing $8 for the Friday, Aug. 30 game vs. OKC Energy at 8 p.m.