HAMDEN, Connecticut – The Quinnipiac women's soccer team will be participating in a local fundraiser on Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00 PM as the Bobcats take on the University of Hartford Hawks in a scrimmage from Oakwood Soccer Park in Portland, Connecticut. All donations accepted at the gate as well as the money raised through raffle ticket sales will benefit a local youth soccer player, Reagan Carey, who is stricken with Ewing's Sarcoma.
Quinnipiac's head coach Dave Clarke has spearheaded this effort as Carey is a close family friend and neighbor. Carey, 10, is a soccer fanatic who plays for the Oakwood Soccer Club which is playing host to the women's soccer scrimmage on Wednesday evening.
In addition to watching the two local teams challenge one another for in-state bragging rights is a great opportunity to help support one of Glastonbury's own young soccer players. Carey was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma and she is bravely fighting and undergoing chemotherapy.
The coach of the Hartford Hawks, John Natale, also is well connected at Oakwood as he both played and coached for the local club team. Reagan's mother Diane was also a student-athlete at Hartford.
The Oakwood Soccer Park is located at 521 Glastonbury Turnpike in Portland, Connecticut. There is no entry fee for the scrimmage but donations will be accepted at the gate. Raffle items will also be up for grabs with the purchase of tickets on the night of the match. All money spent will be donated to Reagan Carey and her family.