Indy Eleven Player Jersey Auction
Indy Eleven is conducting this auction to raise money for the Indy Eleven Soccer Foundation.
In 2016, the Indy Eleven Soccer Foundation was created under the belief that teams (Indy Eleven) are a community asset and have an obligation to help make their community a better place to live, work and play. The mission of the foundation is to provide Indiana youth with positive experiences by financially supporting education, soccer and other athletic programs and facilities, all of which promote healthy lifestyles and character development in under-served communities. To this date, the Indy Eleven Soccer Foundation has donated over $30,000 in grants to community organizations to help fund futsal programs and to build the Arsenal Tech Futsal court and future Enlace Academy court.
By bidding on these player jerseys in this auction you are helping the Indy Eleven Soccer Foundation continue its mission and increase the amount of funds given to community organizations in 2018.
About Indy Eleven Professional Soccer
Indy Eleven was launched by Keystone Group CEO Ersal Ozdemir on January 16, 2013, to play in the North American Soccer League, beginning with the 2014 season. Originally born under the Indy Pro Soccer moniker, the club officially adopted its Indy Eleven identity on April 25, 2013, during a ceremony held at the iconic Soldiers and Sailors Monument - 152 years to the day of the initial enlistment of the 11th Indiana Regiment during the Civil War.
The unique Indy Eleven identity reflects the club’s fans’ desire to have a name tied both to the culture of “the beautiful game” and the State of Indiana, with the name referencing the 11 players giving their all on the field of play in addition to paying homage to the 11th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, which fought for the Union Army during the Civil War. The inspiration for the name came from Donna Schmink, the Collection Manager at the Indiana War Museum, who, when asked by team officials for ideas on a team name connected to Indiana history, suggested "the Eleventh" in honor of the regiment that valiantly fought under the initial direction of Colonel Lew Wallace.
Indy Eleven’s aim is to create a team that is representative of Indiana and creates strong emotional connections with its fans. Those connections – embodied in the team’s symbolic name, crest and colors – will be made with Indiana’s youth and adult soccer community and the active young adult urban and ethnic populations.