ROCKFORD (WREX)- Before facing each other on the pitch, two local high schools teamed up to help raise money for the family justice center in Rockford.
Guilford and Rockford East High School girls soccer teams presented a check for $500 to the City of Rockford to help fund the development of the center.
Both schools won $250 through a charity contest as part of the Pepsico Showdown.
After winning the money, both schools decided to make the donation.
“I mean we’re competitors on the field, but it is always cool to get together and do something cool for the community too,” said Hailey Hunter, a Junior at East.
“I think because we’re all girls, we think it’s important for girls to supoprt girls. We don’t want to go through that, so we want to help others,” added Olivia Zediker, a Guilford Junior.
Nothing Bundt Cakes and Rockford Police have also donated to help the justice center in the last few weeks.