GIRLS SOCCER TEAM RAISES OVER $7,000 FOR ALS
Their season was postponed to the second semester, but the La Cueva girls soccer team has been busy. The Bears raised over $7,000 for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. La Cueva was part of the 20th Anniversary of the Walk to Defeat ALS.
ALS is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control.
“There is so much more to the sport then just practice and the games,” said La Cueva head coach Amber Ashcraft. “It’s also about representing our school and our community.”
The team walked in groups of 9 through northeast Albuquerque this past weekend as part of the fundraiser. The group wore t-shirts with the name “Grange” on the back and the words “Never 4gotten”. Pat Grange is a former standout soccer player from Albuquerque who also played for the University of New Mexico. Grange passed away at the age of 29 back in 2012 after an 18-month battle with ALS.
“I could not be prouder to be their coach,” Ashcraft said of her team’s community service effort.