December 3, 2012

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Sandy Relief Effort Continues in Lacrosse Community

by Corey McLaughlin | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

The effects of Superstorm Sandy are still not being forgotten. Members of the lacrosse community have stepped up across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions over the last month or so to help, and efforts are continuing.

Here's a look at ongoing efforts this weekend alone, and links to efforts that have already happened.

Friday

Monster's Kids Holiday Fundraiser, Lake Success, N.Y.

2010 Lacrosse Magazine Person of the Year Tim "Monster" Goettelmann has decided to shift some of the focus of his annual holiday fundraiser to raising money for the Breezy Point Cooperative Disaster Relief Fund. Breezy Point is the neighborhood in the borough of the Queens, N.Y., that was devastated by the hurricane, with flooding and windswept fires at the height of the storm leading to the deaths of 30 residents and destruction of more than 100 homes.

A portion of the proceeds from Friday night's fundraiser will go the Breezy Point fund with money also going to Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., for which Goettelmann, the former MLL veteran, has focused fundraising efforts for several years.

For more information visit: https://support.northshorelij.com/monsterskidscocktailreception. Auction items are available here.

Saturday

Lacrosse Night at the Tavern, Baltimore

US Lacrosse hosts "Lacrosse Night at the Tavern" at the newly re-opened Mt. Washington Tavern. The iconic bar and lacrosse hangout, which was destroyed by fire more than a year ago, opened again Nov. 6. Saturday's event lasts from 7 p.m. to closing. Free-will donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the US Lacrosse Hurricane Sandy Relief/Rebuilding Fund for lacrosse communities affected.

Stick It To Sandy, Manasquan, N.J.

The folks at Trilogy Lacrosse have organized a hurricane relief clinic and exhibition from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Atlantic Club in Manasquan, N.J. for boys grades 1-12. All proceeds will be donated to charities assisting in the recovery efforts. Clinics will be led by top Major League Lacrosse players and the day will feature a 7-on-7 exhibition with players like Matt Striebel, Brian Farrell, Tyler Fiorito and November LM cover guy Greg Gurenlian.

Full details and schedule are available here.

Sunday

Free U.S. National Teams Clinics, Long Island

The U.S. men's and women's national teams will be on Long Island to conduct free clinics for youth and high school players on Sunday at Half Hallow Hills East and Half Hollow Hills West (N.Y.) high schools. East will host the boys and West will host the girls.

The clinics are intended to benefit those most several impacted by Sandy, as part of ongoing relief efforts by US Lacrosse. Each of the four clinics will be capped at 80 players and attendees will be selected as part of a lottery system, with priority given to players most affected by the storm.

Registration is available through Monday here, and attendees will be notified of their selection Wednesday.

The schedule:
Boys
Grades 3-8 (9-11:30 a.m.) – Half Hollow Hills West
Grades 9-12 (12:30-3 p.m.) – Half Hollow Hills West

Girls
Grades 3-8 (9-11:30 a.m.) – Half Hollow Hills East
Grades 9-12 (12:30-3 p.m.) – Half Hollow Hills East

Already Happened

Long Island Lizards Help | IWLCA | Cornell | Rutgers | Adelphi | Drew | STX/Lacrosse.com | Boston College, Stevens Institute of Technology, More

If you have more stories of how the lacrosse community has helped those affected by Sandy, tweet us @LacrosseMag, visit Lacrosse Magazine on Facebook or email cmclaughlin@uslacrosse.org.


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