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.
- Alaska Airlines pilots have reached a breaking point in negotiations with the company, and now have plans to picket outside Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The pilots plan to picket starting at 1 p.m. Monday outside the airport in Anchorage.
- Jenkins was taking a practice run through the class four rapids when a bystander filming the event, noticed another participant, Daniel Hartung, 64, of Indian Valley, flipped out of his kayak and became pinned under a log.
- The Tazlina is the first of two new Alaska Class ferries that the Ketchikan Vigor Alaska shipyard is building for the state. Its two halves are complete and welded together, and shipyard workers are busy getting interior spaces done.
- The Alaska Marine Highway is taking reservations for October through April sailings. The schedule changed so the Matanuska can get new engines.