The Shoreham-Wading River High School boys soccer team helped to raise funds and awareness of an important cause when they joined in on an ALS fundraising game recently at Miller Place High School.

Amid the competition against the two schools was a spirit of community and giving, with the SWR team’s families, friends and other supporters taking part in halftime festivities, refreshments and raffle sales that helped raise $2,100 for ALS.

To share in the fundraising efforts, SWR’s soccer team members as well as other sports teams purchased "Team up for Terry" shirts, to honor Terry Hobbes, a father of three students in the SWR School District who suffered a blood clot in his brain which has left him hospitalized with paralysis. They wear the shirts before every game to warm up and to let the family know that they are thinking about them and wishing him well during his recovery.

“I cannot express enough how proud I am to coach this amazing group of young men,” said Russell Mitchinson, boys varsity soccer head coach and a social studies teacher at the High School. "Their understanding of the bigger picture and their responsibility to the school and the community never ceases to amaze me. I am proud that I get to work with them and each day see them mature a little bit more.”