Marist High School’s boys soccer program will face Br. Rice on Sunday, September 10, at 7pm at Br. Rice.
While both teams look forward to competing for the Pulaski Cup, players and coaches are focused on honoring fallen first responders on the eve of the 16th 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 11:30am. All are welcome to join them in prayer. At the game, all military and first responders in attendance will be honored. All cheerleaders and players will wear a black arm band in honor of first responders who died in the line of duty. 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.”
Br. Rice is located at 10001 South Pulaski in Chicago.