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Pack the Mack Fundraiser Happening October 23, App State Men’s Soccer Hosting Presbyterian

A packed house at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex in Boone. (Photo courtesy of the High Country Soccer Association)

Soccer has been a staple in Watauga County for decades. Appalachian State Men’s Soccer played their first season in 1962 and the Women began playing in 1994. Watauga County Parks & Recreation has been offering youth soccer since 1973 and High Country Soccer Association has been providing professional youth coaching and competitive travel soccer since 1986. The last 10 years has seen unprecedented growth in the sport not only nationwide butlocally as well. Part of the area’s growth is due to the beautiful facility at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex built in 2009. Its artificial surface makes for an ideal playing space even under extreme weather. But artificial turf eventually needs replaced.

To help pay for returfing at TMSC, a Pack-the-Mack fundraiser will be held during Appalachian State Men’s Soccer home game on Tuesday, October 23. A picnic-style dinner for $7 per person will be offered in the parking lot by the stadium field prior to the game. Dinner includes burgers, hotdogs, sides, desserts, and a drink. As with all ASU home soccer games, there is no charge for attendance. Last month’s Pack-the-Mack during ASU’s Women’s game against North Florida raised more than $1,100. 100 percent of all dinner sales will go toward returfing TMSC. See below for details.

What: Pack-the-Mack

Why: Fundraiser to help returf the fields at Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex

When: Tuesday, Oct. 23 – ASU Men vs. Presbyterian College, 5:30pm dinner, 7pm game.

Where: Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex, Boone

Cost: $7 per person for dinner, game is free

The Ted Mackorell Soccer complex is a three-way partnership with Appalachian State’s Men’s and Women’s Soccer programs, High Country Soccer Association, and Watauga County Parks and Recreation.