CINCINNATI -- On Wednesday night, FC Cincinnati plays one of its biggest games in club history: The U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals versus Miami FC.
If you're trying to decide where to watch the game, consider this option that will give back to the community.
On Wednesday night, the official game watch party at Rhinehaus will donate a portion of proceeds to It Starts with the Shoes, a local charity that purchases new soccer cleats for area soccer players.
Right now, the organization donates cleats to Withrow High School, a team that's made up almost entirely of players from war-torn nations in Africa and violence-ridden countries in South America, according to the coach.
Jame Frank, who volunteers as head coach of the team, said many Withrow players first learned to play soccer "with plastic bags rolled up and duct-taped to their feet."
Over the past three years, It Starts with the Shoes has collected more than 180 pairs of shoes.
The organization plans to expand to a Northern Kentucky high school in the future.