Playing for Aaron

Playing for Aaron
Players from the Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club and the La Costa Canyon High School soccer team host a scrimmage to help raise funds for Aaron Loy. Photo by Tony Cagala

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad community continues to rally around one of their own. On Saturday members of the La Costa Canyon soccer team and the Carlsbad Lightning Soccer Club hosted a fundraising scrimmage match at Poinsettia Community Park for La Costa Canyon grad Aaron Loy.

Loy, 19, came down with bacterial meningitis late last year while attending school at UC Santa Barbara. His lower legs had to be amputated due to complications with an infection.

During the scrimmage each player wore the number four on their backs (the number Loy wore while playing lacrosse at LCC). His number will be retired at his former high school.

A series of fundraisers have been held since his procedures to help pay for the costly medical bills.

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