In partnership with the American Cancer Society
BY EMMA ADAWADKAR, STAFF WRITER
On Friday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m., the Sanford’s Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team is hosting a “Stick it to Cancer” dedication game at Alumni Stadium. The JV game will follow at 6 p.m. All of the donations from this event will be given to the American Cancer Society.
The team has created a donation page for people to contribute to, setting a goal for $250. The game will also have posters with a QR code to the donation link, however, they can also be made ahead of time.
The donation page is linked here: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?fr_id=105829&pg=team&team_id=2686921
The American Cancer Society is an organization that holds the mission of supporting those as well as the families of those battling cancer. A local branch of the organization reached out to partner with the team for the event.
“Last year was our first year hosting a dedication game,” said coach Kelly Foley. “It allowed us to focus on something bigger than lacrosse, and we decided to have a dedication game each year for something we felt passionate about.”
So many families have been or are currently being affected by cancer. It’s truly important to bring awareness to this as it is so prevalent.
“We chose this cause to fundraise and spread awareness toward during our game because it is a disease that so many people have been affected by and can resonate with,” said Tolpin. “These types of fundraisers are so important, not only for the donation made at the end, but the awareness and information that can be spread on the disease in the process!”
Last year the team hosted a game for Morgan’s Message, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring awareness to the mental health of athletes. Foley gave the captains the option to repeat the Morgan’s Message game or choose something new to bring to the forefront.
Foley is proud to watch her girls take a role in choosing a game to dedicate to something bigger than themselves.
“Hosting a dedication game is new to Sanford Girls Lacrosse and will forever be an incredibly special tradition!” added Tolpin.
Make sure to spread the word to your friends and family about the event and show your support for those who have been or are currently being affected by cancer.
[…] The team travels to Deering on Wednesday, May 24 and hosts Gorham on Friday, May 26 for the program’s “Stick it to Cancer” dedication game. […]