Two U.S. Women's soccer stars have teamed up with Chipotle to create exclusive menu items with proceeds to benefit military families.
The fast-casual restaurant chain announced this week it has enlisted Rose Lavelle and Sophia Smith from the U.S. Women's National Team, partnered with Folds of Honor, to support scholarships to families of fallen and disabled service members.
Lavelle and Smith's go-to orders will be available starting Friday as official menu items on the Chipotle app and online, ahead of the team's qualifying matches in July.
As an official sponsor of the U.S. Soccer Federation, Chipotle worked with the two players to create original behind-the-scenes content that showcases how they overcome different challenges that come with competing at the highest level of soccer.
Lavelle, 27, who battled back from injuries that left her sidelined for a year while trying to earn a spot on the USWNT, said in her "Unwrapped" video that she would focus on "what am I doing to be just 1% better and a big part of that is nutrition."
Rose Lavelle Bowl: Chicken, Brown Rice, Black Beans, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa, Lettuce, Guacamole, and a side of Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette Dressing.
Smith, 21, said that "being a professional athlete comes with a lot of stress and pressure." She hailed meditation as her way to "decompress" and relax before games.
Sophia Smith Bowl
: Chicken, Brown Rice, Black Beans, Pinto Beans, Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa, Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa, Sour Cream, and Cheese.
Stephanie Perdue, vice president of marketing at Chipotle, hailed Lavelle and Smith as two players "ringing in a new generation for U.S. women’s soccer" and said the company is "excited to play a part in powering their training regimens as they prepare for the world’s biggest stage."
Fans who order either the Lavelle or Smith bowls will be entered for a chance to win an autographed jersey from each respective athlete.
All month, Chipotle will support Folds of Honor through its Round Up for Real Change feature on its app and online orders so customers can round up their change to the next highest dollar amount to be donated to the organization that funds $5,000 college scholarships to families of America's fallen and disabled service members.