Leo Zambori and the La Roche men's soccer team were honored by the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference with the conference's annual community service award "one time events" gold award.
On October 7, the La Roche College soccer teams had a special guest on the sidelines. Leo Zambori, a first grade student battling leukemia, served as honorary captain for the Redhawks' men's soccer team. In addition to naming Leo an honorary captain, the soccer team did a t-shirt fundraiser in Leo's honor (gold t-shirts were sold). Members of the soccer team, along with Leo, delivered the proceeds ($500) and Halloween activity bags to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Oncology Department, where Leo receives his chemo treatments.
Junior Conner Hagins described his and the team's relationship with Leo. "Leo is an excited 6-year-old boy who has changed my life. He is the biggest Redhawk soccer fan we have and wears his La Roche gear with great pride".
"It just shows us what it means to be young and go through this type of thing. There's a lot of adversity with it, so just for my coaches and my other teammates just to take this under their wing is incredible."