PILOT MOUNTAIN — The East Surry soccer team will hold an epilepsy awareness game on Thursday.
The Cards intentionally picked a match-up with Bishop McGuinness to host the game in hopes of drawing a large crowd.
“It is always a good test game with Bishop,” said Hart. They are going to have a good touch and possess great skills. “Steve West is a phenomenal coach,” said Hart.
Head Soccer Coach Bill Hart said the team did not hesitate to get involved after varsity defensive player, John Marion, organized the idea as a senior project.
“John wanted to help because epilepsy has affected his family,” said Hart.
Hart called Marion, “a kid of great character” and one that people gravitate toward.
As a soccer player, Hart said, “He is a solid outside back, and you know he is going to get the job done.”
Hart said every year the team looks to spotlight one game for community awareness in a particular area. In the past the group has chosen breast cancer awareness, he said.
“I couldn’t ask for better kids,” said Hart.
Coach Hart said if would be great if everyone could wear purple, the color designated for epilepsy, to Thursday’s game.
“The team is very supportive of each other. Win or lose, I have got great kids that get behind the team,” said Hart.
Both a junior varsity and varsity game will be played on Thursday against Bishop McGuiness.
According to Eurosportscoreboard.com, East Surry’s varsity record is 5-5-1 and Bishop’s is 1-4-1.