On Saturday, May 11, 2013, the Delray Beach Athletic Club will host the 3rd Annual “Pockets & Sockets” lacrosse tournament at the Seacrest Soccer & Lacrosse fields. Over 50 area lacrosse teams are scheduled to participate. The tournament benefits the Michael Stolzenberg Rehabilitative Trust. Thirteen-year-old Michael is a quadrilateral amputee resulting from a life-threatening bacterial infection contracted in 2008 at the age of 8. Despite having endured the loss of all four limbs, Michael has continued to play lacrosse, attend school independently, snow ski, and text on his cellphone.
The “Pockets & Sockets” event generates funds to assist with the high costs of prosthetics that are categorized as “not medically necessary” by medical insurance companies. Michael outgrows his prosthetics each year. This tournament has raised a total of $80,000 over the past 2 years.
Michael has recently appeared on the news with a new mission. He and his brother Harris have embarked on a quest to raise one million dollars to assist the victims of the recent Boston Marathon bombing who have also endured the loss of limbs, known as MikeysRun.com. Harris will be running the 2014 Boston Marathon as a tribute to his little brother’s determination to help others. They have already generated over $55,000 toward their goal. A special thanks to Champion Sports, Dick’s Sporting Goods & Enterprise Rent a Car for their roles in making this tournament a success.
When: The Pockets and Sockets Tournament will be held on Saturday May 11th with games starting at 8 AM.
Where: 2505 North Seacrest Blvd, Delray Beach, FL 33444