Lax Community Helping With Sandy Relief Effort
updated 11.15.2012 at 5.17 p.m.
The lacrosse community — with hotbeds in New York, New
Jersey and Connecticut — was touched directly by Superstorm
Sandy last week, and its effects linger. Towns across Long Island,
the tri-state area and other shoreline locales in the Northeast and
Mid-Atlantic were left to cope with the aftermath of a storm that
killed more than 100 people and included record flooding that left
many homeless and power outages for some that are still
Here's just some of the anecdotes of those affected, and links
to relief efforts. Share yours in the comments section below or on
- Boston College's MCLA team traveled to Fairfield, Conn., last
weekend to help the family of a teammate whose house was severely
flooded by Sandy. Players and the coaching staff gutted parts of
the house and helped the neighborhood in general.
"We took out the entire fire floor of both his house and several
of his neighbors, as well as cleaned up all kinds of trees that
were down across the neighborhood," Boston College assistant coach
Michael Maloney said in an email. "Drywall, flooring, doors,
casings, furniture, kitchens, you name it, it all had to go. It was
a great day for us as a team, and something that I thought might be
a great story for the lacrosse community."
- Stevens Institute of Technology is located in Hoboken, N.J., a
city across the Hudson River from New York City that was devastated
by the storm. Stevens' women's team is selling "Hoboken Strong" t-shirts and sweatshirts
with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Hoboken community and
relief charities. Stevens' students are among those helping in the
massive rescue and recovery effort at the school.
- In Baltimore, Team USA and Boston Cannons midfielder Paul
Rabil is guest DJ'ing on Thursday night at Portside
Tavern in the city's Canton neighborhood as part of a Sandy relief
fundraiser. All of the donations collected at the door will go to
Delaware Coast Aid.
- Several equipment and apparel companies have created products
whose proceeds will go to relief efforts. Lacrosse.com and STX are selling
Lacrosse Recovery Fund t-shirts with 100 percent of the proceeds
going to the American Red Cross. Mesh Lacrosse has designed special
"Lax for Shore" shorts available here, with proceeds going to the
American Red Cross.
- Aftershock Lacrosse, a Pennsylvania-based club team, collected items like clothing,
blankets and non-perishable food items this week to donate to Sandy
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