SEMO plays annual Meg Herndon Donate Life Game
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - SEMO soccer held the annual Meg Herndon Donate Life Game on Sunday at Houck Stadium.
The match is played in honor of former Redhawk Meg Herndon who was involved in a truck-scooter accident in 2012. SEMO wore special green and blue uniforms to support organ and tissue donation.
The Redhawks started the game with only 10 players on the field and a moment of silence to honor Meg Herndon.
During halftime, Herndon’s mother, Cindy Silvey, presented a check to the Meg Herndon Scholarship Fund. In total, over $130,000 has been raised for the scholarship fund since it began.
The 2023 Meg Herndon Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Mariah Mannino, an alumnus of the SEMO soccer program, who is in school for nursing. Silvey is also a nurse and Mannino says she has been a big supporter.
“It’s super nice to have a relationship with (Silvey),” said Mannino. “In nursing school she said she can help me through anything.”
“She knows how nursing school is and how athletes are. Two different lifestyles coming together, so it’s super important to me that we have a relationship too.”
SEMO hosted Eastern Illinois for the game. The Panthers defeated the Redhawks 2-0.
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