Southwestern Youth Association (SYA) and Chantilly Youth Association (CYA) are joining forces to host the first "LAX for a Cause: Purple vs. Red" marathon. The eight-hour lacrosse game will be held March 15, at Centreville High School. The goal is to raise $10,000 to directly benefit the nation's wounded warriors through the Wounded Warrior Project.
The marathon will feature more than 20 teams — with players ages five and up — who will play at a different time slots throughout the day.
Funds will be raised through player sponsorships from individuals and businesses prior to the marathon, as well as through concessions and t-shirt sales on the day of the event.
SYA Lacrosse and CYA Lacrosse are local, volunteer, non-profit youth sports organizations that serve the youth of western Fairfax. Proceeds beyond the $10,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project will be used to improve player safety through the purchase of updated equipment and gear. Funds raised also will help keep the sport accessible to every household in western Fairfax by keeping registration costs low, as well as help subsidize the organizations’ free off-season training programs and clinics.