LILactrosseNews.com, Posted 3/11/15
From Staff Report
Shoreham-Wading River will host the 7th Annual Lax Out Cancer on April 11 when the boys’ high school and JV team teams face Miller Place.
This Cancer Awareness Lacrosse Event and Fundraiser raises money for local children battling cancer. It is run completely by volunteers and all proceeds are divided evenly among the recipients.
The JV game will be held at 11 a.m. with the Varsity game at 2:30 p.m.
Last year the event raised almost $25,000 and helped four local children: Jackson, Veronica, Michele, and Julia. This year the event will be helping three year old Harrison in Wading River, former SWR student Kaitlyn, second grader Sean from Port Jefferson, and five year old Zachary from Miller Place.
“I am very happy that we are continuing such an significant event,” said SWR coach Mike Taylor. “I feel so fortunate to have such a special group of parents, and a supportive community.
“It is very important to me to have our athletes involved in, and understand the importance of being a concerned and productive community member. It is my goal as their coach to develop these young men into strong leaders, students, employees, and family members through athletics and community service events.
“It has been a pleasure to watch two rival communities put their athletic competitiveness aside for a moment, and unite to fight against such a devastating disease. I want to thank Coach (Keith) Lizzi and the Miller Place community for making a difference.”
The SWR Wildcat Athletic Club President, Ed Troyano added: “I believe we are very lucky to live in such a great community. Whenever we are asked to rally together for a cause the participation is commendable.”
The SWR community has a long history of supporters and followers far and wide who are loyal to this cause. This year St Charles Hospital joins the list of supporters. St. Charles has made a generous donation to Lax Out Cancer and is helping to raise awareness.
There is a March 19th “Kick Off” at Applebee’s in Miller Place. Both the Miller Place and SWR lacrosse teams will be there “Dining to Donate!” Applebee’s will donate 10% of the bill to Lax Out Cancer. All are invited to participate. A flyer/coupon is available on the lax out cancer website here:
For more information or to make an electronic donation, visit Lax Out Cancer at laxoutcancer.com. Donations can also be mailed. Checks Payable to: Lax Out Cancer — P.O. Box 335, Wading River, NY, 11792 (Tax ID #11-356911)
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