This weekend’s high school football game between the Thunder Mountain Falcons and Kodiak Bears will benefit a former Juneau resident seriously hurt by insurgents in Afghanistan.
Marine Sgt. Thomas McRae lost both legs, an arm and an eye when he was hit by an improvised explosive device.
Thunder Mountain’s Peregrine Booster Club will donate gate receipts from Saturday’s game toward the purchase of accessible equipment for McRae’s home.
McRae now lives in North Carolina, and according to the Falcons’ team website will be in Juneau for the game. A dedication ceremony is planned at halftime.
The varsity game kicks off at 7 o’ clock tomorrow night.
The Juneau Douglas High School Crimson Bears are on the road this week taking on the Colony Knights.
JDHS is coming off a loss to the North Pole Patriots last weekend.
Tonight’s game starts at 7 p.m. in Palmer.
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