Houston and Rice Play For Charity

Aug. 31, 2017

HOUSTON – The Houston and Rice University soccer teams, longtime crosstown rivals that had to postpone their originally scheduled August 27 match due to Hurricane Harvey, have officially rescheduled the contest as a flood-relief event to take place at Rice on Labor Day (Sept. 4) at 5 pm.

All proceeds from the match will go to the United Way of Greater Houston's Flood Relief Fund. Tickets are $10, and may be purchased at the entry to Rice’s Holloway Field, or online at RiceOwls.com/HoustonStrong (be sure to enter the Promo Code HOUSTONSTRONG). Fans may also drop off essential items such as bottled water, clothing, blankets and non-perishable food, as well as make additional financial donations at the match. Rice Athletics has partnered with the Rice Harvey Action Team to deliver these items.

“Even though there are more pressing events happening around the city, we saw an opportunity to do something for the city,” said head coach Diego Bocanegra. “Our players have been constantly asking how they can help. We decided that we could reschedule our previously cancelled game and make it a charity game where we could collect donations and get them to the people in need. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to go out to all of those affected by Harvey. Hopefully we can add some money and necessary items toward the relief.”

Bocanegra has also followed the lead of men’s basketball head coach Kelvin Sampson, and is accepting donations for clothing items. All donations can be sent directly to the Houston Soccer offices at the following address:

Coach Diego Bocanegra
University of Houston Soccer
3204 Cullen Blvd.
Suite 2015
Houston, TX 77204

The Houston Athletics Ticket Office is proud to offer the Shasta Pass for the 2017-18 athletic season. For just $80, Cougar fans can purchase one Shasta Pass, which allows season-long general admission entrance to all Houston Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, and Softball home games. To purchase a Shasta Pass, click HERE. Fans that purchase a Shasta Pass will enter the game on a VIP List at the entrance to each sport facility. Please bring a Photo ID.

Fans can keep up with the latest in University of Houston Cougar athletics by following us on Facebook (Facebook.com/HoustonAthletics), Twitter (@UHCougars), Instagram (houstoncougars) and YouTube.com (Youtube.com/UHAthletics). In addition, the soccer team has established its own official Facebook (Facebook.com/UHCougarSoccer) and Twitter pages (@UHCougarSoccer), which provide regular updates on the team and live results during home matches.




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