On March 1, 2018, Oakland County Soccer Group LLC launched an initiative that would revolutionize the sport of soccer within the state of Michigan and around the nation. With the creation of the Oakland County FC Trust, a non-profit entity, club supporters will have the ability to purchase Membership within the Trust that will grant them an ownership stake in the club.
This is YOUR voice. This is OUR future.
10% of the club will belong to the supporters' trust
Oakland County Football Club is a men’s semi-professional soccer team based in Oakland County, Michigan. The club currently competes in the United Premier Soccer League, a 4th division league with over 100 teams nationwide.
What is a Supporters’ Trust?
A Supporters Trust is an independent, nonprofit, organization that is in place to give fans a voice in the running and operations of the club.
These organizations are established to have influence in the formation of the supporter body as a whole. Starting in year two, a board of directors appointed by the trust members will govern the trust.
Who is eligible to become a Member?
Anyone who is interested in becoming a Member of the Trust is eligible. You do not need to be a Michigan resident or United States citizen to join.
Soccer knows no gender, race, religion, sex or age.
How does the Trust operate?
Once applications to the Trust have been completed, a membership board will be appointed by the members. That board will work directly on behalf of the Trust with the ownership group.
We look to establish the membership board in the Fall of 2018.
Where does my investment go?
The finances raised through the OCFC Supporters Trust will help aid in the coverage of the club expenses and provide a sustainable future for the club moving forward.
What happens if the team is sold?
If the club is sold to a third party, both Oakland Soccer Group LLC. and the OCFC Supporters Trust will receive the proceeds based on the percentage of equity they hold at the time. Memberships are non-transferable.
How many can I purchase?
We are currently limiting Membership to one per individual to ensure the most involvement possible. Only 400 Members will make up the Trust. If you would like to purchase one for someone else, please give that instruction upon checkout along with that individual’s information.
Do I have to join again next year?
No. Becoming a Member of the Supporters’ Trust includes a one-time investment fee and there are NO yearly dues. Once you are in, you are in forever.
What are my benefits?
By joining, Members automatically become a club shareholder through the trust. Once a Board of Directors is established, Members will work directly with the board through bi-monthly meetings.
Trust members will have the opportunity to vote on club related items such as the team jersey, game day amenities, future opponents for friendly matches and much more.
Additional Year 1 perks include:
* 2018 Metal Member Card
* 2018 Season Ticket (Out-of-State Season Tickets donated to Top Soccer of Clawson)
* Exclusive Member scarf
* 1 guest ticket for each home game (In-State only)
* Free drink voucher for each home game (In-State only)
* 10% off of club apparel (In-State only)
* Exclusive Member certificate
What are my responsibilities?
As a Member of the Trust, Members are encouraged to raise awareness for the club in whatever facet they deem necessary. To aid in the growth of the club, fan support and brand recognition are the two most valuable items that a Trust Member can share.
How else can I help?
We are always looking for help from any volunteers who are willing to make a difference in the growth of your club. Have an idea you would like to propose? Our (email) door is ALWAYS open. Until the board is established, this will be the best avenue to voice your ideas.
Donations are also kindly accepted and appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering, donating, or simply have an idea, please contact us at email@example.com.
Is my contribution tax deductible?
Yes and no. Your one-time membership dues are not deductible because you receive something in return (list of perks). Any deductions above and beyond that amount are tax-deductible contributions.