Uncle Tito's Mexican Grill Named Lead Sponsor for 2024 Akron City FC Season


Akron, Ohio - March 20, 2024 - Akron City FC is thrilled to announce Uncle Tito's Mexican Grill as the lead sponsor for the upcoming 2024 season. This partnership marks a significant milestone for the club, aligning with a local small business success story deeply rooted in the community.

Fernando Leon, born in Mexico and raised locally here in Springfield Township, home to Uncle Tito's flagship location, embodies the spirit of Akron City FC's commitment to local engagement. As the owner of Uncle Tito's, Fernando brings his passion for soccer and community to the forefront by supporting Akron's local minor league soccer team.

"I'm excited to support Akron City FC and contribute to the vibrant soccer culture in our community," said Fernando Leon. "Growing up in Springfield Township, soccer has always been a huge part of my life, and I'm thrilled to partner with a team that shares my passion for the sport."

Beyond his dedication to Akron City FC, Fernando spends his free time coaching youth soccer in the Springfield area. He eagerly anticipates bringing his players out to many games throughout the season, fostering a love for the sport and community engagement.

Uncle Tito's Mexican Grill has provided post-game meals for Akron City FC during the 2022 and 2023 seasons, earning a reputation for delivering one of the best post game dining experiences in the league. Building upon this legacy of excellence, the collaboration will introduce exciting new offerings for fans, including the addition of a beer and food truck at ACFC games this season. Yes, you will be able to get your favorite beers on tap this season!

"We're thrilled to have Uncle Tito's on board as our front of jersey sponsor for the 2024 season," said Nick Turchan, Owner of Akron City FC. "Their commitment to quality, community, and soccer aligns perfectly with our values, and we look forward to a successful partnership that enhances the fan experience and strengthens our ties to the local community. I also get energized when learning the stories behind thriving local businesses like Uncle Tito’s, which provide true inspiration towards achieving the American Dream."

The 2024 season promises to be an exciting chapter for Akron City FC, fueled by the support and enthusiasm of Uncle Tito's Mexican Grill. Stay tuned for updates and announcements as the team prepares to kick off another thrilling season of soccer in Akron.

Uncle Tito’s has three locations in Springfield Township (2215 E. Waterloo Rd., Akron, Ohio 44312), Mogadore (16 S. Cleveland Ave., Mogadore, Ohio 44260) and Atwater (1312 OH-183, Atwater, Ohio 44201) and can be visited online at www.uncletitosmexicangrill.com.  You can also follow Uncle Tito’s on social media: Instagram and Facebook: @uncletitosmexicangrill
Akron City FC is a member of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), the only league designated by the USASA as a Tier 1 national league. The team will kick off its third season in May 2024 with home games being played on the campus of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. The team’s 2022 and 2023 campaign's proved to be a smash hit with the business community as over 25 companies joined as Sponsors. The foundation of a passionate fan base was also created, which included more than doubling the NPSL’s average attendance figures in both seasons. Season tickets are available by visiting www.akroncityfc.com and sponsorship opportunities can be purchased via the club’s Envelope Fundraiser https://envelopechallenge.org/akroncityfc/.