Carolina RailHawks to Play UNC Men’s Soccer Team Next Week

The match will serve as a fundraiser for the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund

CARY, NC August 11, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks announced on Monday, that they will be playing a charity exhibition match against the UNC Men’s Soccer Team on Monday, August 18th at Fetzer Field, in Chapel Hill.

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The match will serve as a fundraiser for the Kirk Urso Memorial Fund. Admission is free, but donations will be collected to support the former Tar Heel captain who passed away suddenly at the age of 22 of an Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy on August 5, 2012.

“The RailHawks organization believes fully in the mission of the Kirk Urso Fund and is proud to play a part in raising funds and awareness,” said RailHawks President Curt Johnson. “All in the North Carolina Soccer family were touched by the way Kirk Urso lived his life. His legacy is one of bringing the soccer community together in support of this cause.”

The Kirk Urso Memorial Fund provides a platform to develop and support youth heart health research and programming to honor the memory of Kirk Urso. The Fund supports research and programming focused on congenital heart defects and sudden cardiac death in youth.

The RailHawks will host Canadian foe, FC Edmonton, this coming Saturday at WakeMed Soccer Park. Kick-off is set for 7:30pm and tickets to the match are on-sale now. For more information about the game and to purchase your tickets, visit or call the Johnson Maserati Box Office at 919-459-8144.