For the 2019 Season, Republic FC partnered with local artists and players to help share a story – and help raise some charitable funds. Inspired by charitable causes and initiatives, artists designed commemorative cleats that are being auctioned off to further the mission of local nonprofit organizations. Here are a few examples of cleats from this season, with more to come!
Ray Saari and a very special UC Davis Health patient, Gianna, designed a pair of cleats with elements of items that gave them strength through recovery. Local artist Kevin Lee, Ray Saari, Gianna and her family sat together to talk about their journeys…and identified a few crucial elements:
*Proceeds benefit UC Davis Children’s Hospital and Republic FC initiatives
Leading up to Republic FC’s Annual Pride Night, Republic FC players, coaches, and staff participated in various Pride Month events around Sacramento. Local artist Steven Cook designed another amazing pair of cleats with storytelling and imagery of the Pride movement. Included are elements of the original Pride flag, as well as a portrait of Gilbert Baker – who designed the original Pride flag.
*Proceeds benefit LGBT Community Center and Playing for Pride
In coordination with our City Kit launch, local artist Steven Cook designed a pair of cleats for any proud Sacramentan! Elements of the Sacramento Flag, the Tower Bridge, Republic FC are all displayed proudly around the cleats. Cleats were worn by former Republic FC Goalie, Josh Cohen.
*Proceeds benefit Republic FC community initiatives