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By Reds, 03/17/18, 12:00AM EDT




To underscore their commitment to ensuring that all of Rhode Island’s communities enjoy the healthiest possible outcomes, Rhode Island Reds Football Club has named March of Dimes in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts their Exclusive Title Uniform Sponsor for the upcoming 2018 season.

Founded in 2012, The Rhode Island Reds Football Club is a semi-professional men’s soccer team that competes in both the National Premier Soccer League’s Northeast Region.  They have enjoyed success since inception and in the past 4 years, they have finished in the upper half of their conference.

“We are committed to providing a quality soccer experience for our athletes,” said Kabba Joof, founder of the Reds. “As importantly, we value strong and positive relationships with our community partners.  We are proud to have March of Dimes on our team as community partners.  For 80 years they have been committed to ensuring our communities are made stronger through their research, education, advocacy and educational programs for moms and babies.  We believe in ‘paying forward’ and, in March of Dimes, we have a partner focussed on the future – a future where we can celebrate healthy moms and strong babies.”

“We are delighted to join with RI Reds and their other partners in the 2018 season to spread the word that health and well-being, particularly of moms and babies, are the cornerstones of vibrant and future-facing communities,” Neil Sharpe, Executive Director of Market Development for March of Dimes in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, added. “We are grateful that our respective teams will have an opportunity to collaborate in all sorts of fun ways during the upcoming season.  And, of course, we look forward to them being right at the top of their conference.”

About March of Dimes


March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family. Visit or for more information. Visit for comfort and support. Find us on Facebook @marchofdimes and follow us on Instagram (@marchofdimes) and Twitter (@marchofdimes).


About The Rhode Island Reds Football Club


The Rhode Island Reds Football Club was established in 2012 as a semi-professional men’s soccer team competing in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The name, Rhode Island Reds, is modeled after the state bird of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Red. The crest, designed with heavy ties to the state and flag, features a Rhode Island Red surrounded by thirteen gold stars to symbolize Rhode Island becoming the thirteenth state in the Union. The stars are linked by two large rings which symbolize the Reds core values, commitment, and pride. The crest also features an anchor at the bottom, which is an integral part of Rhode Island and symbolizes the R.I. motto: Hope.

In 2013, the Rhode Island Reds were chosen by the state of Rhode Island to represent the state in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tournament, the nation’s oldest soccer tournament.  In 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 the RI Reds finished in the third position in the conference. And in 2017, the team recorded a fourth-place finish in its conference. With a bright future, we’re excited to be entering our seventh year representing the Ocean State and Southern New England.

We’re the Rhode Island Reds FC, the first National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team to represent the proud state of Rhode Island.  For more information, please visit and follow the club on Facebook (@riredsfc), Twitter (@riredsfc), and Instagram (@riredsfc).   


Photo Caption (L to R): Michael Simeone, VP Comm. Outreach, RI Reds, Ruben Paz, President, RI Reds, Neil Sharpe Executive Director, March of Dimes, and Kabba Joof Founder/Chairman RI Reds