Spearheaded by Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe, a longtime supporter of the Jessie Rees Foundation, Kelyn’s NEGU Crew is a program that gives young cancer patients associated with the Jessie Rees Foundation a unique and memorable game day experience.
The acronym NEGU stands for “Never Ever Give Up”, a phrase adopted from the Jessie Rees Foundation, an organization that ensures every child fighting cancer has the support and resources they need to never ever give up. “Kelyn’s NEGU Crew” aims to give each child a memorable experience as they continue their brave fight against this deadly disease.
The highlight of each “Kelyn’s NEGU Crew” experience is a postgame walk around the field with Rowe as he thanks the fans. The experience also includes a private suite for the patient and his or her family as well as a pregame meet and greet with Rowe behind the Revolution bench.
“My goal for “Kelyn’s NEGU Crew” is to bring a kid away from the hardships they have faced and make them smile. I want to share with them the same excitement the game brings to me. That is why I love taking the kids around the field after the game to thank the fans. It gives them a chance to fully experience the joy and support the fans can give you.” – Kelyn Rowe