Annual alumni game has new meaning

Annual alumni game has new meaning

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The 8th annual Brooke Memorial Alumni game pitting some of the Farragut soccer legends of the past against today's best was held at the admirals home field today.
 
The game is named in honor of coach Wallie Culbreth's daughter, a manager for the team, who passed away unexpectedly. Over the year's the game and the fund also named in Brooke's honor have raised enough money to build Farragut's current stadium.
 
This year is even more special for the Culbreth family. An auction was held after the game to help raise funds for the medical care of Culbreth's granddaughter, Collyns, who was born premature.

"Every year it's been special," says Collyns father, Bradley, also a former Farragut player and assistant coach. "They come back and give me a hug. A lot of them knew Brooke and some of them didn't but there's a special bond and they come out and take care of my old man. This program's been good to us so it means a lot."

The real highlight came at the very beginning of the game when 2-year-old, Casen Culbreth, the big brother to Collyns, got a chance to get on the field. Not only did he make some much bigger players look foolish but he even scored a goal.
 
  For more info on the Brooke Memorial Fund, and how you can help, contact Wallie Culbreth at (865) 482-1095.




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