RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Felician College men’s soccer team, in conjunction with the New York Red Bulls of Major League soccer, raised $1,000 for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) on Sunday, July 19.
The team sold 54 sideline level tickets to the Red Bulls’ game against the Los Angeles Galaxy on the 19th at Giants Stadium, enough for the New York club to donate $1,600 back to the Golden Falcons’ program. Felician gave a $1,000 check to the Greater New York Chapter of the ALS Association, and will use the remainder of the money for equipment and a storage shed.
“It was a fun event,” said second-year Felician head coach Patrick Snyder. “We sold tickets to alumni, family & friends, but also to Red Bulls fans with ALS and their families who found us on the ALS-New York web site. Everyone was treated to an exciting 2-2 draw, and we got to spread the word about the disease. Our guys saw how ALS affects those who are afflicted, but also how the money we’re raising can help them live more ordinary lives.”