Sound Beach Tornadoes Fight Immune Deficiency for Teammate
September 17, 2014 | by Ken Ilchuk
The members of the boys U12 Sound Beach Tornadoes are coming together for more than a soccer game on Saturday. They are coming together in support of a teammate. This Saturday, the team will be running a fundraiser for The Immune Deficiency Foundation during all of the club’s home games at Shoreham-Wading River High School. They will have a table set up throughout the day selling snacks, drinks, and World Cup soccer cards before playing in the final game of the day at 4:50 pm against the North Shore Red Devils.
One of the team’s players suffers from an immune deficiency that requires regular white blood cell treatments to maintain a normal lifestyle. The hope is that through the fundraiser, the Tornadoes will not only raise funds for research and services, but to raise awareness of this all too common disease and the great work being done by the IDF to help those who are afflicted.
If you are in the Shoreham-Wading River area on Saturday, please come out and support the Tornadoes and their teammate, or visit PrimaryImmune.org to find out more about the disease and how you can help.