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Drillers to honor Lady Bruin soccer team

May 17, 2006 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Beaumont Drillers News Release

BEAUMONT, TX - The Beaumont Drillers next home game will be this Saturday, May 20, at 7:05 p.m. inside Ford Arena when they host the first place Katy Copperheads.

The Drillers organization has teamed up with Uniqgraphs to honor the memory of Alicia Bonura and Ashley Brown during halftime of the upcoming home game on May 20.

At halftime, the Drillers will present to both the Bonura and Brown families along with the Lady Bruin soccer team, two commemorative soccer balls.

Uniqgraphs sold each section of the soccer ball to a sponsor and all proceeds will be donated to the West Brook Lady Bruin soccer team.

The Beaumont Drillers will then unveil a banner that will hang inside Ford Arena. On the banner will include two soccer balls with both Alicia's and Ashley's jersey numbers as well as all other Lady Bruin soccer players' names.

The two jersey numbers will also be retired by West Brook at that time.

That same night, $1 of every Beaumont Driller merchandise purchased will be donated to the Lady Bruin soccer team booster club.

The Drillers encourage everyone to attend and help take part of this ceremony.

"It's only fitting for the Beaumont Drillers to do something in light of this tragedy," said Driller general manager Jeremy Raley. "Most of our players are from Southeast Texas and we are truly saddened as our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all in the West Brook community."

The Lady Bruin Junior Varsity soccer team will aslo be present.

Tickets are on sale now at the Ford Park Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations.

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