The River Rats, FCB Supporters Club, is the first and only SG for the Flint City Bucks. Our motto is: Club & Community First.
We are a group of fans who come together to support our beloved club and the local community.
We believe in making a positive impact in our neighborhood on and off the pitch. The River Rats is an inclusive organization. We do not condone or tolerate racism or hate of any kind.
Club & Community First
The River Rats, FCB Supporters Club has several annual campaigns.
Prideraiser is a coalition of independent soccer supporters that raise money for local LGBTQ+ charities every June.
For 2019, we chose to partner with UM-Flint Center for Gender and Sexuality (CGS). The mission of CGS is to provide opportunities for all members of the UM-Flint community to explore, organize and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality. The center also facilitates a greater responsiveness to the needs of women and LGBTQIA+ communities through outreach, education and advocacy.
During our inaugural season with Prideraiser, we pledged $70.50 for each Flint City Bucks goal in the month of June. We reached a total of $1,410 from 20 FCB goals.
Give The Game:
Give The Game campaign was established to promote community outreach, positive social change and healthy living among Flint area's young people through the sport we love, soccer.
In 2019, we partnered with Flint Area United Soccer Club for our inaugural campaign. FAU was founded in 2010 as a response to a lack of exposure to different sports and development opportunities for Flint's youth. It has now grown into a non-profit organization that operates year-round and has served over 500 families.
FAU is the most affordable club in Genesee County and offers free programs for Youth Teams as well as fundraising opportunities for uniforms and equipment.
In our first year of the campaign, we raised $900 to the FAU program. We also invited parents, players and volunteers to a cookout in September.