The sixth grade Ashburn Strikers of Loudoun Soccer Club took time away from their busy practice schedule to make teddy bears at the Fair Oaks Build-a-Bear.
The team made 22 bears to donate to the emergency department at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Each bear was hand made and include a get well soon note for young pediatric patients.
Missy Rabinek, the Strikers' assistant coach, is a physician’s assistant at the hospital.
The Strikers' player roster includes Ria Athreya, Rujuta Bhakre, Ella Dearmon, Gretchen Dohr, Kaely Godard, Anika Goparaju, Brooke Masternick, Lindsay Masternick, Rachel Niermann, Hailey Pullen, Elizabeth Rexer, Alana Rhinehart, Sarah Robbins, Shinali Shah, Kayla Taeschner and Mia Vanegas.