“Knowing the editors and founders of this publication, I am certain XI will maintain a high standard in its artwork and provide captivating soccer content from around North America,” said XI issue one contributor and Section 8 Chicago Marketing Director Marty Groark
The event will be held in conjunction with Section 8 Chicago, the Independent Supporters' Association for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club.
"Fire supporters' unparalleled devotion to supporting soccer in Chicago made them a perfect fit for partnering on this XI Quarterly launch event," XI Founder and Editor Tom Dunmore said.
Five dollars of all proceeds from sales of issue one at the event will be donated to Section 8 Chicago's annual contribution to the Chicago Fire Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club.
Also showcased at the event will be a Soccer Literature Swap. Attendees are encouraged to bring soccer previously read soccer-based books and magazines and trade their own with others to help spread a love of the beautiful game and its stories from around the world.
There is no cover charge for the event, and all attendees who RSVP will receive a special gift pack from XI Quarterly and Section 8 Chicago. In addition, attendees can reserve a copy of the quarterly to pick-up at the event via the Section 8 Chicago Ticketleap site at http://section8.ticketleap.com/
About XI Quarterly
XI is a North American soccer quarterly, produced with an emphasis on its print edition. Each issue investigates a single aspect of the culture of soccer in eleven eclectic and thoughtful ways. Long-form essays, interviews, fiction, translations, diaries, photography, graphic arts and other forms help tell the unique story of soccer in North America. XI offers the time and space for insightful, original contributions by people who see soccer not just as a sport but as part of society.
Section 8 Chicago is the Independent Supporters' Association (ISA) for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. The ISA is a registered 501(c)7 non-profit organization run by volunteers through an elected board of directors. The ISA represents all Fire supporters, organizing in-stadium support, road trips, tailgates, watch parties and social events.