The work done behind the scenes by club employees can often go unnoticed, but the Mark Abbott MLS Club Awards aim to bring much deserved recognition to the clubs and individuals that drive business, foster innovation, and deliver value to fans and communities throughout the league.
As part of the 2022 awards, announced on Monday morning, the New England Revolution were recognized as the Marisa Colaiano Community Relations Team of the Year, a group driven by Cathal Conlon (Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations), Dave Campopiano (Director of Fan and Community Engagement), Matt Miller (Fan Engagement Manager), and Emily Plowman (Community Engagement Coordinator).
The Revolution's community relations efforts focus on five key pillars: Childhood Cancer Awareness, Accessibility to and Inclusiveness in the sport, Concussion Awareness, Recognition of Military and First Responders, and Social Justice and Equity.
Since 2020 the Revs have prioritized making positive change in the areas of social justice and equity, sparking the formation of the club's C.H.A.N.G.E. platform, which raised $20,000 for Boston Centers for Youth and Families through the Touches for C.H.A.N.G.E. program, and also supports the Revolution Players Collaborative Fund in making bi-monthly donations of $20,000 to a single organization or $10,000 to a pair of organizations working in the social justice space. As part of the club's second annual Match for C.H.A.N.G.E. on August 13, the Revs hosted the Black Owned Bos. Pop-Up Market at Patriot Place to highlight and support several local Black-owned businesses.