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The Sons of Ben along with Sister Sandra Lyons & MaryLou Laboy of the Bernardine Center would like to THANK YOU!

It is because of the generosity of so many people, businesses, friends and the SoB family we were able to raise a total of $10,108 and 408.6 pounds of food for the Bernardine Center. Not only was this our highest grossing HKH ever- but it was a great time shared by all who attended and contributed!

We'd like to thank once again all of the individuals & people who contributed to silent auction & raffle items as well as those who contributed their time to promote this event & make it happen!

STACHE-BASH 2014 - March 15th

Fellas...ladies? It's that time of year again! Throw away your razors, or at least put them away until after the Union home opener! That's right, we must-stache! This years Stache-Bash will profit two charities! We have decided to split the proceeds of the annual home opener fundraiser to benefit the Jessie Miele Fund and St. Baldricks research to cure childhood cancer. We will be holding a raffle and will hopefully have a few other surprises for you all to enjoy! More details to come soon!

2014 'Stache Bash! Click Here

As an added event, we will be looking for a few volunteers to grow out their hair and agree to have it shaved off Sunday March 16th at Fado's Irish Pub for St. Baldricks. They have also agreed to shave off our mustaches as well!

Sons of Ben Team St Baldrick's Click Here


March 8th, 2014, 10:30PM EST

Get your tickets for the Season Opener in Portland Here


So you've heard about the Union's recent signings, and you're excited about the season. And with that comes the question: "Wait, how can I cheer on the Boys in Blue without my membership gear?" You're also probably checking your mailbox daily, hoping for that package. Relax, Zolo, for we bring joyous (and much anticipated) news!

The membership package for 2014 consists of a scarf, membership pin, and window cling.

Membership packages have entered the shipping process. After months of designing, ordering, and manufacturing, we are now working hard to get your membership package into your hot little hands.

Please give us a few weeks to get them to you. Our Membership Director is always happy to answer your questions about your membership, but we cannot provide tracking information for the packages. In addition, your package will not contain your membership card. That will be provided to you separately by the Union in a few weeks.

Haven't renewed your membership yet? Not a problem. You can still do so, and for $27 ($13 less than last year's membership rate), you still receive all of the benefits of being a member, along with the membership package (while supplies last).

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Sons of Ben Board 2014

Part 4 of the 'Nack profiles of your Sons of Ben board for the 2014 season. These include direct lines of communication with each director.

Name: Jeffrey Mitchell
Title: Director of Social Media

Jeffrey is the Husband of Rachel... Father of Benjamin Franklin... A Catholic Sunday School Teacher... A Comic Geek... A Singer/Rhythm Guitarist for The Modern Hypocrites... The Social Media Coordinator of the Sons Of Ben... and a Supporter of the Philadelphia Union.

In 2010 he became a Member of the Sons Of Ben and a Philadelphia Union Season Ticket Holder in Section 133. While in Section 133 Jeffrey Co-Founded The IllegitimateS and took charge the social media duties and became webmaster of the official website. The mission of The IllegitimateS was to Defend The Corner of PPL Park from visit away supporters and to bridge the gap of intensity between the River End the rest of the stadium.

In 2011 he became the Administrator of the Sons of Ben Facebook page and in 2013 he moved into Section 136 of the River End and was voted in by the SoB Board as the Social Media Coordinator.

He hopes to honor the vision of the Sons Of Ben Founding Members by continuing their mission to grow the sport and to do good in the local community.
Name: Ryan Bross
Title: Director of Tifo

Soccer was always a big thing in the Bross household. Everyone played and Dad coached. So in 2009 Ryan got his family together to get season tickets for his Dad's birthday. Soon it was June 2010 and Ryan was with his family in section 120, directly across from the River End. By the end of the season, Ryan joined the Sons of Ben.

The first tifo Ryan was involved in was Zolo Ram, the overhead used for the home opener of the 2011 season. Ryan continued to get more and more involved each season and in 2013 started helping on the capo stand and with tifo setup and break down. Since a rainy US Open match in 2012, Ryan has used his rather large scarf collection to become something of a living tifo, in the form of, what can be best described, as a "scarf skirt". Ryan worked close with Tim Sosar in creating the new tifo used in the 2013 season. Ryan was voted as the new Director of Tifo by the Board in December 2013.

Ryan grew up in Upper Township, NJ and has a degree in Scientific Illustration from Arcadia University (Glenside, PA). Ryan is the oldest of four and the only one to not play in an international soccer tournament

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