The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team will square off against Lobo all-star alumni tonight at the UNM Soccer Complex for a fundraising game to benefit former player Pat Grange and the soccer program.
Grange, who played for UNM in 2003 and 2004, was recently diagnosed to have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease with no known cure.
Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the gate. There will also be a silent auction of items including a big-screen TV, airlines tickets, spa treatments and soccer jerseys signed by professional players from the United States and Europe.
Proceeds will go toward Grange’s medical expenses and also benefit Lobo men’s soccer.
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Anyone wishing to donate directly to Pat Grange without attending the game may mail contributions to Dept. of Athletics/Maloof Administration Bldg., Attn: Brandon Moss (Men’s Soccer), MSC 04 2680, 1 University of NM, Albuquerque, N.M., 87131-0001. Checks may be made out to Pat’s father, Mike Grange.
— This article appeared on page C1 of the Albuquerque Journal