CHESTERTOWN, MD -- The Washington College women's soccer team will partner with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for "Shots for MS," a fundraiser to help in the battle against the disease. Each Shorewoman has found several sponsors that committed to donating a specific dollar amount for every shot the team takes in their home opener against Cabrini College on Saturday, September 11th.
MS is a potentially debilitating disease which causes the body's immune system to eat away at the protective sheath that covers the nerves. This interferes with the communication between the brain and the rest of the body which can ultimately result in the deterioration of the nerves themselves. This process is irreversible and, in severe cases, the individual can lose his or her ability to speak and/or walk.
"September 11th is going to be a great day, not only because it's our home opener, but also because the team is thrilled that their success on the field will also be benefitting a great cause," noted Washington College head coach Julika Blankenship.
The funds raised from the event will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The game against Cabrini College will kick-off at 4:00 p.m. on September 11th. As always, admission is free. Those who wish to contribute to the cause may contact Coach Blankenship at email@example.com.