Phoenix Rising announces Equality Health as presenting sponsor for 2018 season

Published: January 25, 2018

Phoenix Rising Football Club announced today that Equality Health, a culturally-focused health care delivery system in Arizona, will be the official presenting sponsor for the 2018 season.

“Healthy living and an active lifestyle are very important to our organization,” said Phoenix Rising FC governor, Berke Bakay. “So, it was a natural fit to partner with an innovative company like Equality Health. Their dedication to underserved communities is in line with our goals and desire to make an impact in the community.”

Working with Phoenix Rising to build healthier communities, Equality Health will be donating 400 home-game tickets to youth soccer clubs in underserved neighborhoods in Phoenix. The organization will also be offering fans free health care information and wellness tips as part of its sponsor messaging.

“Our unique Cultural Care Model seeks to examine all factors that impact a person’s health, going beyond what you see in the doctor’s office to address things like cultural values, mental health, family dynamics and access to critical resources,” said Hugh Lytle, Equality Health Founder and CEO. “We’re proud to support Phoenix Rising in its work to help build stronger communities and promote healthy, active lifestyles.”

The fastest growing health network in Arizona, Equality Health is developing an innovative health care delivery system for racial and ethnic minorities that have suffered the most when it comes to access, cultural assistance and quality of care in the traditional one-size-fits-all model of care. Equality Health programs engage diverse members with an integrated approach that encompasses culturally-competent provider networks, mobile-based patient engagement platforms and proprietary cultural care pathways, designed to improve chronic conditions that affect disparate populations.

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About Phoenix Rising FC

Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona’s history. Legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba, Kona Grill CEO Berke Bakay and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities, own the club. Established in 2013, Phoenix Rising FC is one of 12 cities applying for Major League Soccer expansion. In October 2017, Phoenix Rising FC acquired Premier Development League (PDL) side FC Tucson. The club currently plays in the United Soccer League, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. The club is also hosting the largest MLS Preseason event ever, the 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup. Fans who want to purchase tickets for the Mobile Mini Sun Cup can go to The 2018 Season is presented by Equality Health. For more information about the club, visit the team’s website at You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC), Snapchat (PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub). For season tickets call (602.900.0083) or visit

About Equality Health

Equality Health, LLC, is an Arizona-based integrated delivery system focused on improving care delivery for underserved populations through culturally-sensitive programs that improve access, quality and patient trust. Through an integrated technology and services platform, culturally competent provider network and unique cultural care model, Equality Health helps managed care plans and health systems improve care for the Hispanic population while simultaneously making the transition to risk-based accountability. For more information about Equality Health, visit or follow @EqualityHealth on Facebook and @EqualityHealth on Twitter.