Along with his two sons Tony (who played at UMass and SUNY Cortland) and Mario (Ohio State), Kirk Ventiquattro has made the Ventiquattro name synonymous with lacrosse success in upstate New York. As coach of Carthage High for more than 20 years, Kirk has registered 350+ wins and helped produce more than 40 D-I players and 13 All-Americans, while racking up multiple league and sectional titles, state championship appearances and Coach of the Year awards. Alumni of his program include Jason Coffman (all-time NCAA leading lacrosse scorer), the Powell brothers.
Now however, “Coach 24,” which he is often referred to, is battling Stage 4 prostate cancer. In an effort to raise awareness LaxBal has made “Official Coach 24 Shirts.” All proceeds go to coach to pay for treatment, medical bills and anything else necessary.
The front of the Light Blue shirt displays the number “24″ inside a Superman shield to symbolize strength. The back reads, “Beat Cancer It’s A Team Effort.” You can purchase the shirt at Laxbal.com.