The Dark Clouds Charity Card Club (DCCCC or D4C) is the only club that gets good results from bad behavior.
It’s a simple club to join! Complete the form below to pledge a dollar amount for each yellow and red card earned by an MNUFC player during the 2023 season. At the end of the season, we’ll donate all the funds collected to a local charity. This year, we’ve selection CommonBond, a nonprofit focused on affordable housing. They believe “Home should be a safe place to land — not another source of worry. Having a place to call your own is a basic right for everyone.” You can learn more about CommonBond here.
Keep in mind this season includes post-season, US Open Cup, and Leagues Cup matches – lots of opportunities for bad behavior. Continuing this year, we’re excited to announce that your donations will be tax deductible thanks to the DGS Foundation!
As an added bonus at the end of the year, the player with the most money raised to charity will also win the Fowlanthropist of the year!
Remember, the cards (and opportunities to support charity) are in your pocket!
DCCCC | Historical Efforts
The loons racked up 61 yellow cards and 2 red cards during regular season and postseason matches. This was the first season we awarded the Fowlanthropist of the year to Chase Gasper for earning 10 yellow cards and raising $900 dollars for charity. In total we collected over $5,696.25 for SAYEC and ACES4Kids.
If 2020 were a soccer player, it would have amassed so many cards that it would have been permanently dismissed from global league play. Forget 2020. We’re going to make up for its nonsense in 2021.
The Dark Clouds Charity Card Club, or DCCCC, raises money for charity based on the amount of yellow and red cards earned by MNUFC players. Members pledge a dollar amount per card, and then donate that pledged money periodically throughout the season.
In 2019, the DCCCC received a cumulative pledge of $87.30 per yellow card, and $270.50 per red card. With 70 yellow cards and five red cards on the season, members pledged $7,463.50 for local charities.
This money has been collected and donated to a handful of local charities, including the Somali Youth Enrichment Club, or SAYEC.
In 2018, the DCCCC raised a record $6,520.10 for two local charities;
- International Institute of MN — $1386.50 in total donations
- Somali-American Youth Enrichment Club — $4900.00 in total donations, which include; $2275 for U12 Soccer Goals, a $1500 cash donation and $1125 for field paint, porta potties and etc.
In 2017, the DCCCC had a total of $4100 pledged ($3800 collected). This money was used to give 120 tickets for MNUFC games to the Somali American Youth Enrichment Club (SAYEC) (thanks to a partnership with Minnesota United).
Money was also spent to contribute to the club’s soccer field maintenance as well as provide a general purpose donation to further the club’s mission.