Soccer hosts UT-Tyler in Third Annual Mayor's Cup/March of Dime Night
Monday, June 24, 2013
crowd at Mayor's Cup
crowd at Mayor's Cup

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary men’s and women’s soccer teams will host the University of Texas at Tyler on Friday, Aug. 23 in annual Mayor’s Cup. In conjunction with the event the Maroon and White will also host March of Dimes Night at Mayo Field – a fundraiser for the March of Dimes of Northwest Louisiana. The Ladies will start at 5 p.m. with the Gents following approximately at 7 p.m.

“Centenary soccer is honored to partner with March of Dimes for the Annual Mayor's Cup against the University of Texas at Tyler. We want to thank UT-Tyler soccer programs for joining us in our efforts to raise money and awareness to the March of Dimes,” said Gents head coach David Orr.

The Centenary soccer programs have regularly helped raise funds for the March of Dimes and participated in events around the area to help spread awareness and support for the organization.

“Centenary Gents and Ladies soccer regularly comes out to support the March of Dimes efforts, such as the Run before the Walk campaign with KSLA News and the March for Babies campaign as well,“ stated Orr.

This year’s event marks the third consecutive Mayor’s Cup and the soccer programs look to set attendance records at Mayo Field.

“In 2011, the inaugural Mayors Cup supporting the March of Dimes, there were more than 2,000 fans supporting both the game and the March of Dimes,” remarked Orr. “This 2013 event, Centenary soccer and the March of Dimes would like to set a goal to have more than 3,000 fans in attendance.”

The organization holds a special place for Orr, who enters his sixth season at the helm of the Gents.

“The March of Dimes does some amazing work. My family has supported the March of Dimes since the premature birth of our son Camden, who was born at 24 weeks, which was three and a half months early. He was 1lb 10oz at birth and struggled to survive. Camden is now five years old and is growing stronger every day,” Orr said. “Thanks to the support of the March of Dimes of Northwest Louisiana, we've been truly blessed.”

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