The Lax for a Cause event raised $20,000 for the Wounded Warriors Project on Saturday, March 14 at Centreville High School.
Photo by Steve Hibbard.
Despite the pouring-down rain, the "Lax for a Cause: Purple vs. Red" lacrosse marathon on Saturday, March 14, raised $20,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. This was the second year in a row that the event raised $20,000 for the cause.
The eight-hour lacrosse extravaganza featured 700 children, ages 5 and up, from 27 CYA teams (Chantilly Youth Association) and 14 SYA teams (Southwestern Youth Association) competing in dozens of lacrosse games at Centreville High School's field. Both SYA and CYA will each send a $10,000 check to the Wounded Warrior Project.
"Despite a rainy, cold day, our kids showed up en masse to support a wonderful cause — our Wounded Warrior Project — and we couldn't be more happy and proud of our players," said Chris Saben, CYA Lacrosse Commissioner.
Funds were raised through both individual player and corporate sponsorships, as well as through concessions and T-shirt sales.
"I was absolutely blown away with how much everyone was able to pitch in and help out," wrote TJ Kenary of the Wounded Warrior Project, in an email.
This year’s event also included speaker Jeremiah Pauley, an Army veteran representing The Wounded Warrior Project, as well as a color guard to honor our nation’s armed service members. Pauley, who was injured by an improvised explosive device in Iraq, spoke about his experience and what inspires him today to "carry on and be positive."
For more information about "LAX for a Cause" and becoming a sponsor, visit www.lax4acause.org/
For more information about the Wounded Warrior Project, go to www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
For more information about CYA Lacrosse, visit www.cyalax.org.
For more information about SYA Lacrosse, visit www.syalax.org.