Celebrity soccer game held to raise money for Harvey relief

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It's not everyday you see NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly kick a goal or Astros World Series champion Alex Bregman on a soccer field but it happened this weekend for the Kick In For Houston celebrity soccer game to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Former Dynamo Stu Holden remembers watching the hurricane hit town while living in L.A. with his family. He immediately knew he wanted to do something to help, so he called a few friends and helped organize the event. "People in Houston were not just struggling a few months ago, but are still struggling and stuck in their homes and will be struggling for months to come and if we can just do a little bit to help them in their lives and even just coming out and enjoying this experience, I think we have done a good thing here", says Holden.
 
"The fans who are really impacted by these celebrities and players will come out and have a great time and whoever makes it here and however many people show up are in for a really great treat and will have a really great time", says executive vice president of the Houston Dynamo David Brady.
 
Fans were thrilled to have the opportunity to see so many players and other sports legends on the field.
 
"It hits close to anybody when you see that people are just put out and that they have no control over it and if I can help and be a part in some way raising not only funds, but awareness, I will do it anytime I can", says former Dynamo Brian McBride.
 
McBride and Brian Ching helped play in the tied 12 to 12 game. They along with several others also participated in extra penalty kicks to raise even more money for folks in Houston.
 
"Watching all these he's and people be affected and then watching them rally around each other and help each other, you kind of want to do more and I guess this is one of the ways I can do more and Stu can do more and you know it's a great cause and I've got some of the best soccer players that have ever touched a ball in this country playing in this game, so it's a really cool event", says Ching.
 
Even before the game started Holden and the benefit had already raised $240,000 thousand dollars.
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