Captain Morgan has committed to supporting a South Florida charity of Inter Miami’s choice
MIAMI, FL (April 21, 2020) – Like many communities across the globe, South Florida is currently facing a series of unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of MLS Unites, is a league-wide platform designed to educate communities, entertain fans and elevate heroic efforts during the pandemic, Inter Miami CF partner Captain Morgan has pledged a donation of at least $55,000 (US) to an organization of our choice.
Inter Miami selected the Mourning Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Tracy and Alonzo Mourning that focuses on youth development through advocacy and education. The organization’s immediate reaction to the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic was indicative of their commitment to the community as they quickly mobilized, partnering with healthy gourmet meal delivery and large scale food manufacturer DeliverLean to provide freshly made meals and non-perishable care packages to underserved families in need three times per week for the duration of the pandemic.
"We applaud Captain Morgan’s direct efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and thank them for this opportunity to support the Mourning Family Foundation’s efforts,” said Paul McDonough, Inter Miami CF COO & Sporting Director. “We’re proud to partner with a global brand who is personally invested in supporting our community during these difficult times.”
Coinciding with this week’s
MLS Unites programming,
supporting those in need, the donation to the Mourning Family Foundation is part of Captain Morgan’s initial pledge of $500,000 (US) across the United States and Canada to assist local MLS communities affected by COVID-19.
Captain Morgan, Official Spiced Rum of MLS, is working with each of their nine local club partners, including Inter Miami, to facilitate a donation of at least $55,000 (US) to a charitable organization of the clubs’ choosing. Each of the charities is focused on providing meals and relief to local COVID-19 frontline workers and community members in need during this difficult time.
"Captain Morgan is proud and honored to be in partnership with Major League Soccer, and we remain committed to supporting this incredible league,” Captain Morgan, Vice President, Sam Salameh said. “During these challenging times, it’s important that we unite as a community and work to overcome this together. Captain Morgan is proud to be united with MLS and each of our partner clubs, in an effort to bring relief to our club communities across the United States and within Canada.”
For Inter Miami fans interested in getting involved in the relief effort, Captain Morgan will kick off
The Captain’s Challenge
on its Instagram channel (
) today Tuesday, April 21. The Captain’s Challenge will feature fans showing off their best nutmegging skills – that is, kicking a ball between someone’s or something’s legs. Don’t have a soccer ball at home? Feel free to get creative – a balled up pair of socks, a pillow, a roll of TP – almost anything will work. For those who live by themselves, it is possible to nutmeg anything with legs, whether that be a table or chair. Captain Morgan will be taking select fan submissions and showcasing them alongside commentary from MLS legend Taylor Twellman.
For every qualifying video U.S. fans (21+) share to their public Instagram (in feed or stories) tagging @CaptainMorganUSA and including the hashtag #CaptainMorganDonation, Captain Morgan will donate $25 (US) up to an additional $50,000 (US) on top of the initial pledge of $500,000 (US) to assist MLS communities affected by this crisis.
Inter Miami encourages all of our fans and fellow community members to join us, Captain Morgan and MLS to Unite for Those In Need. If you are 21 or over, get ‘megging – we can’t wait to see what you’ve got. Please do it safely and responsibly: Captain’s Orders.