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Men's Soccer Pairs Up with Team IMPACT

Aug. 18, 2017

STORRS, Conn. - The UConn men's soccer program will be welcoming a new teammate on Tuesday afternoon by the name of Maddox Bruening, a thirteen-year-old from South Glastonbury, Conn. who is part of the Team IMPACT organization.

Beginning at 2:30 p.m. (ET) in Room 110 of Laurel Hall on the UConn campus, Maddox will be introduced as the newest member of the Husky team. Maddox will sign his official letter of intent, to be followed by head coach Ray Reid and assistant coach Andy Parker giving remarks.

After the press conference, Maddox will meet several student-athletes in the soccer program and be presented with official team gear - cementing his place as member of the UConn Athletics family.

Maddox has an illness known as eosinophilic esophagitis, a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the esophagus. Team IMPACT, a nonprofit based in Boston, has the mission of improving the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team.

Since its inception in 2011, Team IMPACT has matched over 1,200 children to more than 450 colleges and universities in 46 states, reaching over 35,000 participating college athletes. TEAM Impact has a waitlist of more than 1,000 teams, waiting to be matched with children ages 5-15.

If you know a child who may be interested in becoming a member of Team IMPACT, visit for more information.