World Cup: Orlando included in WNT Everywhere Campaign
Courtesy of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission
Orlando was selected to participate in US Soccer’s WNT Everywhere campaign which featured WNT player murals in 11 cities across the United States ahead of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The campaign presents each WNT player to audiences throughout the U.S. via a mural, a poster, or both. Talented, local female artists have created the WNT player murals across the country in locations meaningful to players, such as players’ hometowns, club team locations, or college towns. Murals are located in San Francisco, Atlanta, Orlando, St. Louis, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Portland, and Cincinnati.
Orlando’s mural, painted by local artist Sam Shumaker, is located on the Seacoast Bank building at the intersection of Robinson Street and Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando. Shumaker came through the Downtown Arts Districts’ Young Artists Group and had her first solo show in 2017 at the Henao Contemporary Center, which showcased her Enchant collection of oil paintings featuring classical and historical heroines in ornate costumes and macabre themes. Since then, she has been featured on various art publications and has been on the cover of Nonahood News and Orlando Weekly, of which she won the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s first place award for best illustration.
In addition to the city murals, each member of the USA’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Team had a special and unique poster produced. Posters of Orlando’s featured players, Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger, and Alex Morgan are already displayed throughout the city.
The WNT Everywhere campaign also marks the launch of the new U.S. Soccer app. Using object recognition technology in the app, fans will be able to align their mobile phone with one of the eye-catching murals and posters to unlock exclusive content about the U.S. WNT players that will not be available anywhere else.