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Republic FC to Salute Community Champions With Kevin Nagle Indomitable Spirit Award

By Republic FC Communications, 03/05/20, 11:00AM PST


Phil Oates to Receive First Award Saluting Leaders Creating Change At 2020 Season Opener

Sacramento, Calif.– Today, Sacramento Republic FC announced a new community award recognizing the indomitable spirit of leaders throughout the region. The Inaugural Kevin Nagle Indomitable Spirit Award will be spotlighted at Republic FC home games, recognizing the accomplishments of community leaders, advocates, and coaches who strive to make Sacramento a better place to live, work, and play. 

Created to honor Kevin Nagle’s contributions to Sacramento and the region beyond – from his relentless pursuit to elevate Republic FC to Major League Soccer and his charitable contributions to non-profits supporting health, wellness, and more. 

 “It is truly humbling to have the team and staff who create such a profound impact on the city, present an award to community leaders that acknowledges my passion for this region,” said Sacramento Republic FC investor Kevin Nagle. “I’m honored to be included as part of the club’s celebration of the people committed to making Sacramento a better place for all.” 

Kevin’s contributions to the region have forever changed the future for this community,” said Republic FC President and Chief Operating Officer Ben Gumpert. “The Indomitable Spirit award will honor fellow champions like Kevin, working to lift up every neighborhood.”

The first recipient of the Kevin Nagle Indomitable Spirit Award will be Phil Oates, chairman of the board for Buzz Oates. He embodies the indomitable spirit by supporting countless non-profits in the region, and championing youth development through sports. Republic FC will honor Phil and Kevin during halftime of the 2020 season opener, March 7 when the team hosts FC Tulsa. Native Sacramentan and Top-10 finalist from season 17 of NBC’s The Voice, Shane Q will perform the national anthem and fans will be welcomed on the pitch for a post-game fireworks show. Tickets for the club’s seventh home opener are available at

Through the season, the club is encouraging its fans to share the names and stories of people in their community who make a difference, stand for equality and fair play, as well as represent the Indomitable Spirit of the region. Nominations can be submitted at

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