Oct. 7, 2009
By Brian Ormiston
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The No. 16 UCF women's soccer team may have a very crucial match Friday night at the UCF Soccer Complex, but there will be an even more important event that night as well. The Knights will be dedicating the evening to Freedom High School soccer player Breanna McMahon, who was seriously injured in late September in a fundraiser for her club team, FC America U-18 Kumba.
McMahon was helping her team raise money by washing cars when a driver accidently stepped on the gas, pinning her against a wall. The injuries were so severe that her left leg had to be amputated and she is still listed in critical condition.
A goalkeeper who attended a UCF camp in 2007, McMahon will be on the minds of all of the Knights when they host UTEP Friday at 7 p.m. as they will be wearing red wristbands, the primary color of FC America.
While admission is free, fans are encouraged to provide donations at the field to help the McMahon family. All proceeds will go into a trust account set up at Old Southern Bank. If you cannot make it to the game, you may call 407-420-3900 for more information on how to donate.
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