Photo provided by: Conner Traywick
Photo provided by: Conner Traywick

On Tuesday, April 21 UNC Charlotte’s Woman Soccer Team will join SAE to host a #NickStrong 7v7 Soccer Tournament. The event is being held to raise funds for Nick Newberry, injured UNC Charlotte student and SAE brother. Newberry has recently come out of a coma after suffering traumatic head injuries from a fall down a flight of stairs.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. and will take place at UNC Charlotte’s Recreational Fields. Currently, there are 26 teams registered to play. It costs teams $40 to register, and it costs attendees $3 to view the tournament. Teams can consist of no more than 12 players.

“My goal is to bring a community together to help a fellow Niner in need,” said Alex Weaver, member of the woman’s soccer team. “Nick is a close friend to the soccer team, so I made this tournament as a way for myself and my team to give back to him and his family.”

All proceeds from the soccer tournament will directly benefit Newberry’s medical funds.

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Sara Carson is the News Editor for the Niner Times and has been working with the newspaper since August 2013. She is a communications major with double minors in journalism and English.