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2nd Annual McKenna Strong Game to Support 2019 USWNT SheBelieves Hero Award Winner

April 15, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Charlotte Independence News Release

Charlotte (NC) - In an effort to rally around McKenna Woodhead, the Charlotte Independence have established the game versus Bethlehem Steel FC as the 2nd Annual McKenna Strong game for the Charlotte soccer community to support McKenna Woodhead and her family. All ticket revenues from the McKenna Strong game will be donated to the family to assist in the 15-year-old's recovery. McKenna, a local youth soccer player and 2019 U.S. Women's National Team "SheBelieves" Hero award winner, was told by doctors she will be permanently paralyzed from the chest down following a watersport accident on June 25th, 2018.

All Charlotte area soccer communities, partners, sponsors and fans are urged to purchase tickets in support of McKenna Woodhead and her family for the 2nd Annual McKenna Strong game on Tuesday, April 16th by calling the Independence front office at 704-206-1515 or visiting McKenna and her family will be celebrated at halftime during Tuesday's game.

Who: The Charlotte Soccer community including the Charlotte Independence professional soccer team, local youth soccer clubs, and Charlotte soccer supporters will rally around US Women's National Team "SheBelieves Hero" award winner McKenna Woodhead as she continues her recovery battle following a jet ski accident that left the local youth soccer player permanently paralyzed from the waist down.

What: All ticket proceeds from the Independence vs Bethlehem Steel game will be donated to McKenna Woodhead and her family as she continues her recovery battle. The Independence presented the Woodhead family $25,000 last summer for the first McKenna Strong game. McKenna and her family will again be celebrated at halftime on for Tuesday's McKenna Strong game.

When: Tuesday, April 16th - 6:00 PM gates open, 7:00 PM kickoff for the Independence game

Where: Sportsplex at Matthews Stadium field (2425 Sports Parkway, Matthews, NC 28105)

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