September 25, 2017 12:08 AM
(ABC 6 News)- Saturday was a special day at Kasson-Mantorville high school. The Komets girls varsity soccer team was celebrating their 20th season.
Prior to the start of the game, alumni were recognized, but there was a bigger meaning behind the day, especially for the Komets head coach, Chris Soderberg. The Komets were raising money for the Minnesota Epilepsy Foundation by selling t-shirts, raffling off autographed soccer balls from both the La Crescent Lancers and the Komets, in addition to taking donations.
“This day is really important to me (because) my daughter struggles with epilepsy. This is the second year we've done a fundraiser for the epilepsy foundation in southeast Minnesota,” Soderberg said. “The support this community has given me and family has been amazing, so I think this is a great opportunity to give back a little bit.”
Coach Soderberg has been with the Komets soccer team for the last 18 years, and he couldn't have asked for a more respectful team of players.
“The girls have been so supportive of my family and I," Soderberg said. "It’s hard to coach when I have some situations at home with my daughter, to take care of her, but my wife and my daughters do a great job of supporting me, they know I love this and the team does as well."
Updated: September 25, 2017 12:08 AM
Created: September 23, 2017 11:09 PM
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