Local Soccer Club Organizes Fundraiser To Help Seriously Injured OG&E Lineman

Wednesday, June 16th 2021, 5:19 pm

MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -

A local athletic club is coming together to help an OG&E lineman who was seriously injured when he was shocked while working in Oklahoma City this weekend.

Midwest City Soccer Club said once they heard about Chad Breske's accident, they immediately wanted to help. The best way they know how is by passing it forward.

"We've all been there, we've all either had an animal or family member get hurt and we all just want someone to help," said Katie Mundy. 

Mundy is the registrar and adult soccer coordinator for Midwest City Soccer Club.

Chad Breske's family told News 9 he showed signs of improvements after he was shocked while on the job over the weekend, but the OG&E lineman's road to recovery is still a long one. 

Midwest City Soccer Club hopes to help lessen his family's burden by throwing the Kicks for a Cause, or Kicks for Breske, fundraiser on the fields.

"What this is going to be is a huge open play soccer." Mundy added, "we're going to have adults and children show up and let's do $5 per player." "All the proceeds will go directly to the family."

With just two days until Kicks for a Cause kicks off, there's still a lot of work to be done. Even the club's president has gotten his hands dirty.

"Between getting food available, getting fields prepped, getting a food truck out to come, out and just reaching out, it's been all done in the matter of 24 hours," said Mundy.

Kicks for a Cause starts at 6 p.m. Friday at the Midwest City Soccer Club. The fields are located in the square mile between Reno Boulevard, SE 15th Street, Midwest Boulevard and Douglas Boulevard.

Because how hard linemen work for their community, Mundy said she hopes the community comes out to help Breske's family get through this extremely difficult time.

"A massive freak snowstorm that we had and the massive heat wave, power outages and things like that, those people are going out and putting their lives on the line everyday so we can sit at home in our air conditioning," Mundy said.

OG&E still hasn't released what caused the accident. 

Click here to learn more about the fundraiser.