Indy Eleven, Puerto Rico FC team up to help raise money for hurricane relief

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Puerto Rico's soccer club is in Indianapolis right now getting ready to play the Indy Eleven tomorrow.

But a few hours ago, the two teams came together for a reception to help raise money for hurricane relief.

Prime 47, who hosted the event, is donating 25% of its sales tonight to the Carmelo Anthony Puerto Rico Relief Fund.

The NBA star owns Puerto Rico FC.

The head coach hopes their performance here gives their community something positive to talk about.

"With us playing put here, we can give some good news to the people at least in the newspaper," said Marco Velez, the head coach of Puerto Rico FC. "We're fighting for you and doing these types of events to help out and put our two cents in for the island."

Fans will also be able to make a donation to help out Puerto Rico at tomorrow night's match.


Puerto Rico FC's stadium suffered major damage from the hurricane. They will play the rest of the season in other locations.