Player appearances are a vital part of the Columbus Rapid's history and an ongoing contribution to the Georgia and Alabama community. Requests may be made for Rapid's players to attend an organization’s event or for Rapid's donations to be made to support a charitable event. The Rapid's strives to give back, supporting as many organizations as possible, in an effort to do as much good as possible. Please note that the Rapid's players’ and coaches' schedules are extremely limited due to the demand of games, travel, practice and summer camp. The Columbus Rapid's receives several hundred player appearance and donation requests each year. Please know that all requests are given serious consideration.
Due to the limitations on the players' availability, we ask that you observe the following guidelines:
- Appearances should be limited to two hours.
- Game-day appearances will be very limited.
- Player availability may not be confirmed until as late as the day before the event.
- Appearances the night before a game, or while the team is on the road, will be limited to injured and non-traveling players.
- If the team is out of town, player availability is even more limited and may result in no players being available.
Columbus Rapids Community Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
What is the process for requesting a Rapid's player to appear at my event?
All requests must be made using the form below.
All requests must be made two weeks prior to the event date.
OUR AREA OF FOCUS: The Rapid's organization places priority on supporting communities where our fans live and work. We support many organizations and charities, including groups assisting disadvantaged youth, and educational development. Preference is given to organizations that meet the above criteria. Therefore, we are not able to accommodate out-of-area requests.
How do I get the Columbus Rapids to participate in youth soccer activities?
All requests for programming, availability, and participation in youth soccer events should be submitted using the form below.
How do I get in touch with my favorite Rapids player?
Players can receive fan mail by sending letters to:
Attn: Player's Name
146 Cone Street
Please note that the Columbus Rapids organization and its players are not responsible for items sent to our offices. Additionally, the organization and players are not responsible for returning any items sent.