Event to Honor CityLax Program Volunteers/Mentors and Public School Officials plus Celebrate CityLax Student-Athletes: Sharing the Game and Creating Opportunities for Inner City Youth.
WHO: ESPN/SNY’s EAMON MCANANEY; FORMER CORNELL ALL-AMERICAN, TEAM USA, PHILADELPHIA WINGS, NY LIZARDS, NIKE LACROSSE ATHLETE MAX SEIBALD; FORMER UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ALL-AMERICAN, ROCHESTER NATIONALS, MAVERICK LACROSSE ATHLETE BILLY BITTER; ALAN S.HARRIS GROUP’S VICE CHAIRMAN EDWIN MCGUINN; and CITYLAX CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER MATHEW LEVINE
WHAT: CityLax, the non-profit organization dedicated to using athletics, particularly lacrosse, to benefit student-athletes in underserved communities, honors those who are shaping healthy futures for our city’s youth. The evening is to kick off with the induction of John Murphy, Boys and Girls Lacrosse Commissioner, Public School Athletic League; and Jim O’Brien, Associate, Altaris Capital Partners and CityLax Junior Advisory Board member, into the CityLax Hall of fame. The main program, Emceed by ESPN/SNY Lacrosse Sportscaster Eamon McAnaney, includes an autograph/photo session with Male and Female Lacrosse Stars; silent auction; student-athletes from the CityLax program will share their heartwarming stories; and Edwin McGuinn will make a live appeal.
By sharing the game and creating opportunities for inner city youth, CityLax is committed to helping student-athletes see the value of taking charge of their education, live a healthier lifestyle and develop life skills for successful college and career advancement
WHERE: The Yale Club of New York City, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, between 44th and 45th street
WHEN: Thursday, March 7 Media Arrivals at 6:00pm
Guest Arrivals at 6:30pm
Key Links for CityLax March 7 Gala 2013, “Lacrosse Night NYC:”
CityLax video: click HERE
Tickets and Donations: http://citylaxgala2013.eventbrite.com/
CityLax info: www.citylax.org
CityLax, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to growing the game of lacrosse in New York City in a public-private partnership with the Public School (PSAL) system and in partnership/alliance with community-based organizations.
We are currently focused on introducing and expanding lacrosse into New York City schools and geographies that historically have had little or no access to the game and that are predominantly comprised of populations from lower income families.
Through a character-based mentoring/coaching program, CityLax uses lacrosse as a teaching mechanism for helping student athletes see the value of taking charge of their education, living a healthier lifestyle, and developing life skills for successful college and career advancement.