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Local Philanthropist Behind Campaign to Send Kids to Playoffs

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Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

As it turns out, the campaign to "Send 200 kids to Red Bull Playoffs!" has some very solid leadership behind it. Ira Jersey, which is his real name, is no stranger to philanthropic endeavors. In addition to the GoFundMe campaign, which you should definitely visit, he sits on the boards of various charitable organizations in the region. This campaign, which was inspired by the NY Red Bulls Discussion Group on Facebook, was born out of a desire to "put more bodies in the stadium".

"The supporters want to do this to ensure the players get what they deserve, more bodies in the seats cheering them on for a playoff run where we want the cup. I think it's a great way for the supporters to show that we're with you, we're behind you. We want other people to share in our passion." Mr. Jersey stated. "I would love to be able to fill up a whole section."

The tickets are slated to go to members of the Boys & Girls Club of Newark and the GoFundMe campaign will be kept open until Sunday. So open your heart, and send some kids to the game. They could be inspired to become the next Luis Robles or Kelley O'Hara.