TOWSON, Md. - They're more than 1,300 miles away and have never met, yet the girls' soccer team at Carver Center for Arts and Technology school is determined to help another team whose school was damaged by a powerful tornado.
It's the off-season for high school soccer, but the sport is front and center in the minds of the Carver girls' soccer team. Their goal is to help rebuild the girls' soccer team in Moore, Okla.
In May of 2013, an EF5 tornado tore through the town of Moore, damaging and destroying everything in its path. One of the buildings hit by the twister was Moore High School. When coach Jason Sherfey heard about the devastation, he knew he wanted to help.
"I came to the girls and said let's help, and let's see what we can do for their soccer team," he said.
His players sprang into action and started collecting donations for the soccer team in Moore. "I couldn't imagine not being able to play my senior year," said senior Mary Morekas. "I can't imagine what they're going through."
"My team and school are my life in season, so it's tough to think about not having that," said junior Darby Levine.
The team has collected mostly monetary donations, and Under Armor donated t-shirts for all the girls on the Moore team.
"We're not rebuilding their homes, we can't replace the stuff they lost, we just want to focus on rebuilding their spirit," said Sherfey.
The Carver girls' soccer team will be collecting donations through the end of March. They plan on using the money to put together care packages and help pay for a team dinner for the Moore girls.
If you'd like to make a donation, you can send a check to:
Carver Center for Arts and Technology
938 York Road
Towson MD 21204
Please put in the memo line "More for Moore" fund.