January 14, 2010

Face-Off for a Cause Boasts Full Schedule

from press releases

ORLANDO - The Samaritan Team and Wounded Warrior Project have joined forces to present the Third Annual Face Off For A Cause that will take place Feb. 12-13 at various locations around Orlando.

Face Off For A Cause is an awareness and fundraising lacrosse event that benefits the Wounded Warrior Project.  For the last two years, Face Off For A Cause has taken place in Jacksonville and raised needed funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and severely wounded veterans.  Both college and high school teams have participated in previous years, including NCAA Division I's Maryland and Air Force and Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association's (MCLA) Florida State and Clemson.

This year's Face Off For A Cause begins on Friday, Feb. 12 with 12 high school games taking place at five various locations.  There will be 24 high schools from around Florida making the trip to Orlando to participate in this event. 

The college portion of Face Off For A Cause takes place on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Boone High School.  NCAA Division II's New York Tech and Limestone begin the day with a match up at 12 noon.  Florida State and Central Florida of the MCLA will face off at 2 p.m. 

NCAA Division II's Florida Southern and Rollins will meet at 4 p.m., in what is also a Deep South Conference game.  The event concludes with a game between the MCLA's Auburn and Florida at 6 p.m.  Each of the college teams will be paired with an honorary team captain that has served, was wounded in combat and is an alumnus of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Tickets for Face Off For A Cause are currently on sale for $20 are good for both Friday and Saturday.  Tickets can be purchased before Feb. 12 or at the various locations.  To purchase prior to Feb. 12, contact Greg Robinson by phone at (386) 246-5293 or by e-mail.

Third Annual Face Off For A Cause Schedule:
Friday, Feb. 12:
All Saints Academy (Winter Haven, Fla.) - All Saints Academy vs. Berkley Prep, 8 p.m.

Bishop Moore High School (Orlando, Fla.) - Lake Mary vs. Gulliver, 6 p.m.; Bishop Moore vs. Lincoln, 8 p.m.

Boone High School (Orlando, Fla.) - Winter Park vs. The Bolles School, 4 p.m.; Oviedo vs. Barron Collier, 6 p.m.; Boone vs. Creekside, 8 p.m.

Hagerty High School (Oviedo, Fla.) - Lake Highland vs. Winter Springs, 4 p.m.; St. Andrew's vs. Lake Brantley, 6 p.m.; Ponte Vedra vs. Hagerty, 8 p.m.

Lake Howell High School (Winter Park, Fla.) - Boca High vs. Tampa Plant, 4 p.m.; Tampa-Freedom vs. Palm Beach Gardens, 6 p.m.; Lake Howell vs. Mantanzas, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 13 (all games at Boone High School)
New York Tech vs. Limestone, 12 Noon
Florida State vs. Central Florida, 2 p.m.
Florida Southern vs. Rollins, 4 p.m.
Auburn vs. Florida, 6 p.m.

About The Samaritan Team:
The Samaritan Team serves to raise awareness for charitable organizations using the forums of health, fitness, and team athletics.  The Samaritan Team does this by organizing awareness and fundraising events so that organizations can concentrate their efforts on important programs targeted for their community.  More information about The Samaritan Team can be found at
www.samaritanteam.org.
 
About the Wounded Warrior Project:
The Wounded Warrior Project's mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors by raising awareness for the needs of, and providing unique programs and services for, severely injured service mend and women.  Information about the Wounded Warrior Project's mission, history, and programs is available at
www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

For more information about Face Off For A Cause, visit www.samaritanteam.org


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