Monday, April 30, 2007

Kickers vs. Hokies; updated

The notice below just came in from Shelly Sowers of the Richmond Kickers:

“In response to the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech, the Richmond Kickers will host the Virginia Tech Men’s soccer team in an exhibition match to be held at the University of Richmond Stadium tomorrow (Tuesday), May 1, at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the gate will be donated to the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund. General admission tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased in advance until noon tomorrow via or at the gate. Fans are encouraged to wear maroon and orange to show Hokie Spirit.

“‘I think it will be a tremendous opportunity for Hokie fans, soccer fans, and non-soccer and non-Hokie fans in central Virginia to join both teams in honoring the victims of the recent tragedy on our campus’ said Virginia Tech Head Coach Oliver Weiss. ‘It speaks volumes for the Kickers organization to do this on such a short notice. It is our hope to bring people together who want to feel connected to our Virginia Tech world.’”

To visit the Kickers web site click here. To visit the web site for the Hokies memorial fund click here.

Update (Tuesday) from Sowers:

"Thanks to the overwhelming support of the Richmond community (attendance 3,820), the Richmond Kickers were able to raise over $20,000 for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund during tonight’s exhibition match with the Virginia Tech men’s soccer team. The Kickers narrowly defeated the Hokies 3-2."

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