NEWS | April 17, 2014

Children's Hospital-sponsored Sac Republic FC kicks off inaugural season April 26


Photo of patients in Sac Republic jerseys
UC Davis Children's Hospital patients unveiled the new Sacramento Republic FC jerseys last December.

Sacramento Republic FC, a USL PRO men's professional soccer team, hosts its inaugural home opener on Saturday, April 26, at Hughes Stadium. UC Davis Children's Hospital is the club's season title sponsor and will provide health-care services for Sacramento Republic FC players and personnel including treatment by the Sports Medicine Program and a team of physicians led by Eric Giza and Jeff Tanji.

Tickets start at $5, using this discount link with promo code UC Davis.

Gates will open on April 26 at 5:30 p.m.; kick off at 7:30 p.m. Pre-match festivities include live music, BBQ, games for all ages, local craft brew and giveaways. UC Davis Children's Hospital and UC Davis Trauma Prevention will have booths at the event, providing information and giveaways. For more information or to view a full schedule, visit

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, serving infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and Level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for critically ill children. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. With more than 120 physicians in 33 subspecialties, UC Davis Children's Hospital has more than 74,000 clinic and hospital visits and 13,000 emergency department visits each year. For more information, visit