The Shoreham Wading River community has announced its seventh Annual Lax Out Cancer games. This year’s event will match the Boys Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats with the Miller Place Panthers. The fundraising drive will be capped off on April 11 th as the Varsity and JV Boys squads from both schools will play games. Volunteers are soliciting local businesses and reaching out to family and friends, inviting them to make donations of time, money, food or auction items.
Past experience has shown great support for this event. Crowds will be drawn from not only the competing teams, but neighboring communities and the greater lacrosse community. As the event has grown, so has the generosity of friends, neighbors and local businesses. Prior year’s raffles have had something for everyone, including gift baskets, gift certificates, tickets to professional sports events and even vacations. The event donates 100% of proceeds to help local families facing the daunting physical, emotional and financial difficulties associated with their battle against cancer. The event will include friends, businesses, vendors, various sports teams and media coming together for a shared greater good.
SWR’s new Varsity Coach said, “I am very happy that we are continuing such an significant event. 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 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: http://www.laxoutcancer.com/blog/applebees-dining-to-donate.
On the April 11th, guests such as the Long Island Lizards are expected to attend, as well as local radio stations, vendors, the Girls Lacrosse team and many youth teams. Lax Out Cancer has an event journal which any business can participate in. Past journals , electronic donations and general information can be found at LaxOutCancer.com.
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