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Switchbacks FC and Weidner Apartment Homes Win Community Investment Award

November 18, 2021 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC News Release


Colorado Springs CO - The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and Weidner Apartment Homes partnership was presented with the '2021 Community Investment Award' at Saturday's Chamber and EDC end of year Gala.

On Saturday, November 13th, members of the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC gathered for their annual end of the year gala and awards ceremony. The event, attended by leaders in local business of the Colorado Springs area, was designed to bring people together in celebration of the year's achievements, speak on the goals of the chamber for 2022, and hand out awards for exemplary business members in the community.

Several awards were handed out, including three industry awards as well as several business citizen of the year awards. With twenty five nominees, the Switchbacks FC & Weidner Apartment Homes partnership was awarded the 2021 Community Investment Award by a unanimous vote from the board. "This award by the Chamber and EDC is an enormous honor and testifies that this investment goes beyond financials", said the Switchbacks FC President, Nick Ragain, "we have always hoped to create community and grow the city's profile. Year one success tells me we are on a bright path."

The Community Investment Award is given to the industry leader the board feels has made a significant investment in the community based on their positive economic impact. Weidner Field was one of the major projects of City for Champions - an initiative designed to rebuild the legacy and culture surrounding Colorado Springs. It's impact on the downtown Colorado Springs area in just the last year has been invaluable. With over 100,000 people in attendance for the season, Weidner Field and the Switchbacks have been able to provide a much needed boost to the culture and economic growth in Downtown Colorado Springs.

For more information on the Chamber and EDC of Colorado Springs, or the award winners, visit: https://coloradospringschamberedc.com.

For information on the Switchbacks FC or Weidner Field, visit: https://www.switchbacksfc.com/.


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