WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)- The UNCW men's soccer teams relationship with TOP Soccer at the Cape Fear Soccer Association dates back years. The program helps give children with disabilities the chance to play the world's most popular sport.
Eleven months ago the programs commitment to TOP Soccer strengthened. That is when Seahawks head coach Aidan Heaney's son Harry was born with Down syndrome. "For me it just strengthens my resolve that I still want to do work with TOP Soccer and maybe do more. The benefit it had even before Harry was in the picture has been tremendous" said Heaney.
On Saturday April 6th the Seahawks will host North Carolina in an exhibition match that the team is calling "Harry's Game", proceeds from the event will go to TOP Soccer. And it doesn't stop with that, almost every weekend players like senior Jack Ward go to Ogden Park and work with kids. "Anything we can do to help a good cause like this, we are all for it. If we can raise awareness through the game we love. That is one of the best things."
The game is $5 for adults and free for kids 15 and younger. There will also be a Silent Auction for Game jerseys worn by the UNCW players during the match.