Published on October 11th, 2020 | by Staples Soccer0
Staples Soccer Walks For Alzheimer’s
What do Staples soccer players do on a Sunday morning?
They walk for Alzheimer’s research.
Over 50 varsity, reserve and freshman players took to the beach and trails at Sherwood Island State Park this morning. They were one of more than 100 athletic programs at every FCIAC school to participate in this year’s Alzheimer’s walk. Staples soccer raised nearly $5,500 — one of the highest totals of any team in the league.
The fundraiser was spearheaded by Dave Ruden. The founder of the Ruden Report — the go-to platform for all FCIAC sports — is a Staples graduate. His mother suffers from Alzheimer’s, and the Wreckers were honored to support his cause.
The 2-mile walk included a stop at Connecticut’s official 9/11 Memorial. Head coach Dan Woog explained the significance of the site — it was planned as a staging area for rescuers that day, and smoke from the Twin Towers was visible from the spot — and told the story of former Staples soccer player Scott Coleman, who was killed in the attack.
“We are proud to do what we can do help Dave, and this important cause,” Woog said after the walk. “There is a lot more to being a soccer player than just being on the field.”