Boys Soccer: Donations to be accepted at playoff games Wednesday

GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Greenport/Shelter Island’s Erick Ramirez and Southold’s Benjamin Glew in an aerial duel earlier this season. Both teams will be teaming up in the playoffs to host a charity drive to collect items for hurricane victims.

The three local boys soccer teams have teamed up to host a charity drive for hurricane victims as part of their first-round playoff games scheduled for Wednesday.

Greenport/Shelter Island faces Southold at Southold High School in a Class C semifinal at 2 p.m. and top-seeded Mattituck hosts Southampton in Class B at the same time. Fans attending both games are being asked to bring items such as clothing, canned foods, blankets and toilet paper for those who have been impacted by the hurricane.

“That’s what’s great about sports, it’s something that can really bring people together,” said Southold athletic director Joe Braico.

If the impending Nor’easter forces the games to be pushed back, the charity drive will go on whenever the game is made up.