Soccer to play Rice on 9-11 anniversary

2015_Soccer_David-Rice_Game-_MB_picMarist High School’s boys soccer program will host Br. Rice on Sunday, September 11, at 4pm in the school’s Red & White Stadium.

While both teams look forward to competing for the Pulaski Cup, players and coaches are focused on honoring the 15th anniversary of the attacks on 9-11, in which more than 3,000 victims died.

The teams will start the day by attending mass together at St. Christina Church, 3342 W. 111th Street in Chicago, at 10am. All are welcome to join them in prayer. At the game, Marist plans to honor all military and first responders in attendance, and encourages community members to attend. Other plans are in the works to make the game a special event that is both dignified and fun.

“This is a great way for our team to give back to the members of the community to do so much for all of us,” explained Marist’s head coach Sean Maxwell. “It also reminds our students that as great as competing is, community holds even more importance.”

The team advanced to sectionals last season, and is excited to start another season in the competitive East Suburban Catholic Conference.