OAKLAND — Messalonskee High School girls soccer held the second annual Shine On Saturday by hosting a girls youth soccer mentoring day on Sept. 9.

The event was in honor former teammate and friend Cassidy Charette, who was a leading mid-fielder and a youth mentor before she was killed during a hayride accident in 2014, according to a news release from the ShineOnCass Foundation.

The event, organized by Varsity Girls Soccer Coach Penny Stansfield and the varsity and junior varsity soccer teams, hosted local girls grades pre-K to fifth grade for games, soccer drills and playing time on the big field with high school players.

The girls received a “Cassidy MESSO Strong” wristband that earns them a Shine On Snack and recognition at girls home games this season.

The event was sponsored by the ShineOnCass Foundation, which was created to educate, inspire and empower youth to shine their own light through acts of kindness and volunteer charitable activities.

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