Fort Wayne FC Welcomes First Merchants Bank as Sponsor Partner

FORT WAYNE, Ind.-The newly formed Fort Wayne FC is proud to announce First Merchants Bank as a sponsor partner.   

First Merchants Corporation is the largest financial services holding company headquartered in Central Indiana.  First Merchants provides customers with broad financial services delivered locally by bankers who are known and trusted in their communities. The company focuses on building deep, lifelong client relationships and providing maximum shareholder value. “We are in the business of building relationships with people in our community and are excited to begin a partnership with Fort Wayne FC and their fans,” said Terri Cable, Fort Wayne Regional President of First Merchants Bank.

Fort Wayne FC presents the highest competitive play of men’s outdoor soccer teams in Northeast Indiana.  Fort Wayne FC will begin competitive play in May of 2020 in the Great Lakes Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national outdoor soccer league at the fourth tier of the United States soccer pyramid. 

The club’s mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana, in support of U.S. Soccer efforts to develop world-class players, coaches, and referees.  With the “Passion for Soccer,” Fort Wayne FC will build community and belonging through the spirit of the game of soccer.  The club’s vision is to provide a steppingstone for young and talented soccer players from the large pool of youth and young adult players in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana in order to play, develop, and compete at the highest level of soccer nationally and internationally.

 “It is through the generous support of sponsors like First Merchants Bank that Fort Wayne FC will flourish year one and beyond,” said Dr. Erik Magner, President of Fort Wayne FC.

The announcement is being made publicly on September 20, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at First Merchants Bank, 855 Webster Street, Ste 200, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802. All members of media are welcome to attend this event.

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More information about the club and the team can be found at or by following the club on Facebook (@FortWayneFootballClub), Instagram (@FortWayneFC), and Twitter (@FortWayneFC).

Anna Magner