Tis the season of giving, so give a scarf and get a scarf at Atlanta United’s 3rd Annual Boxing Day Scarf Exchange on Monday December 26th. The club has partnered with various partner pubs around the metro Atlanta area to provide four different locations (listed below) for anyone who would like to join in on the festivities.
To participate in the scarf exchange, please bring:
- A gently used or new scarf
- A minimum of $10 donation to benefit Angels Alive Inc.
- Each fan will receive a limited edition Atlanta United Boxing Day Scarf (see below)
What is Boxing Day?
Most commonly celebrated at its origins in the U.K., Boxing Day is a religious holiday recognized the day after Christmas (December 26th). A day which started out as a European tradition of donating money and “boxes” of clothing, materials, etc. to the less fortunate has now been renowned for the myriad of soccer matches played throughout the day.
Now a truly popular and accepted date during the Premier League season in the U.K., Boxing Day normally features 10 games, which involves all 20 teams in the league competing on the same day, a very rare occasion (*this year only 8 games). In addition, the three lower tiers of soccer in the U.K. after the Premier League compile nearly all their games on the 26th tallying 34 more games to the mayhem.
Boxing Day also marks the beginning of a week where every club plays three matches within a 10-day period, which is also an uncommon instance.
For a comparison in the U.S., think of the tradition of watching American football on Thanksgiving with the whole family, now multiply the number of games and add in the insane soccer fanatic culture in the U.K., and you have Boxing Day.
So get ready, bring your scarves, watch Premier League matches and hang out with Atlanta United staff and supporters to celebrate the beautiful game.
*All scarf and monetary donations will be donated to Angels Alive Inc.
Date: Monday, December 26th
Time: 8:30am/9:00am -12:00pm
Brewhouse Café, 401 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Meehan’s Public House, Atlantic Station, 232 19th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Fado Irish Pub Midtown, 933 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Fado Irish Pub Buckhead, 273 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305