Armada FC Hosts Silent Auction for Drew Beckie

Jersey auction proceeds will go toward the defender's medical expense fund
Feb 5, 2018

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The Jacksonville Armada FC is hosting an online silent auction for an autographed jersey worn by Drew Beckie in 2017. 


This past November in Sweden, Drew unexpectedly suffered symptoms that resulted in a sudden trip to a Swedish emergency room and subsequent hospitalization. After numerous medical tests, it was determined that he had contracted a serious virus that will require several months of recovery. 


While his insurance will cover a small portion of his expenses, it does not cover all and he will continue to have medical expenses here in the US as he works through the recovery process. 


The autographed game-worn jersey will be sold to the highest bidder on The Armada FC will donate all funds raised directly to Beckie's medical expenses. 


Beckie joined the Jacksonville Armada FC last year just in time to make his mark for the 2017 season. He played 28 games as a defender and became an integral part of the team in a short period of time.  


The Saskatchewan, Canada, native moved to Denver with his family at a young age where he went on to attend the University of Denver. After a successful college career on the pitch where he earned MVP and All-MPSF First Team honors, Beckie was drafted into the MLS by the Columbus Crew. He made the transition into the NASL first with Ottawa Fury FC in 2014then North Carolina FC for two seasons before landing in Jacksonville. 


Beckie is not just a role model player on the field but off the field as well. After suffering the loss of his father to cancer when Drew was eleven, he felt a calling to start a program called "W.I.N.G.S.". Walking in Griefs Shadow is a non-profit organization which assists children and young adults with the tragic loss of a parent. In 2015, his selfless efforts were recognized with the NASL Humanitarian Award.  


To place a bid on the jersey, visit 


More information about Drew and his story, or to donate directly, visit his GoFundMe page.