In March, as players were reporting to NWSL camps, a fire in Maryland devastated a family's home. Three NWSL payers lived there at the time. It was the home of rookie Britt Eckerstrom, a goalie drafted by the Western New York Flash but the family also were hosting Tiffany Weimer and Tori Huster of the Washington Spirit. Weimer and Huster had just reported to Spirit camp and Eckerstom, the family's daughter was all packed to leave the next morning.
Fortunately quick action and alarms got everyone out when a fire quickly broke out but the house and vehicles were destroyed.
One of the amazing things about soccer in general is the sense of community and that it is at its highest in the Women's side of the sport. Perhaps it is because there are fewer pro teams and so many have been team mates at some level.
Two time defending champion FC Kansas City and their players wanted to do something to help out their fellow players so they are auctioning off some pretty incredible items. Equip-Bid Auctions, which operates in the West Bottoms, is operating the online auction and FC Kansas City's owners have committed to matching the total funds raised through the team's items.
"FC Kansas City is holding an auction to raise funds to help our fellow members of NWSL who survived a house fire last month," Blues midfielder Yael Averbuch said n a press release. "Please help us by bidding on these items in support of helping Tiffany Weimer, Tori Huster, and Britt Eckerstrom as they rebuild their lives and replace what was lost in the fire."
The items include game worn jerseys, cleats, personal training session and a spot in the sold out Huw Williams camps. The auction runs until the evening of May 15th.