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“Playing Fore A Cure” FootGolf Fundraiser Next Tuesday

Maddie Lundberg, former Rice University varsity soccer player. Photo courtesy Rice Athletics.

 

Three Rice University students are hosting a charity FootGolf tournament next Tuesday, April 4, at 2:30pm, at Glenbrook Golf Course (8205 N. Bayou Drive, Houston, 77017).

All proceeds will go towards helping pay the medical expenses endured by Maddie Lundberg, a former varsity soccer player at Rice University. Her story is below. Cost to play is only $20 per person.

Nearly 80% of of first-time “FootGolfers” called the sport “extremely fun.” Below is a two-minute video to help explain the sport.

Register to play at www.TexasFootGolf.com/maddie, or if you can’t make it to the event this Sunday, consider buying a spot and then it will be donated to a Houston-area child.

Maddie’s story
Maddie Lundberg started her collegiate soccer career four years ago at her dream school, the United States Air Force Academy. Six months later she learned she had diabetes type 1. She appealed three times to *not* get medically discharged from the Academy but her appeals did not work so she transferred to Rice University.

Lundberg excelled as a member of the Rice Owls soccer team and was named a team captain. Then, in the summer of 2016, she had a seizure. Maddie underwent months of testing to uncover the cause was, but without success. She decided to quit playing soccer to focus on recovering, and unfortunately had to take off the last semester of her senior year to see a specialist. The Rice varsity soccer team dedicated its 2016 season to Lundberg.

Recently, Lundberg was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). She is not able to maintain a regular heartbeat and will go through eight months of physical therapy to retrain her heart. This weekend’s FootGolf tourney will help with Lundberg’s medical expenses.

 

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