Image above includes the Daniel Hand Boys Lacrosse team sporting MacWear uniforms. Pictured in the back row to the left is SPC Jared John US Army Paratrooper (coach) and 2012 Honoree USMC Sgt. Greg Caron. Not seen, and currently in Texas receiving rehab, is the second 2012 honoree, US Amy Captain Greg Galeazzi.
The Fairfield Ludlowe High School Lacrosse team and the local lacrosse community hosted the 7th annual Sticks for Soldiers Thanksgiving Charity Lacrosse Tournament to raise money for severely wounded soldiers on Saturday November 24th at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Over 700 high school athletes participated
The Sticks for Soldiers tournament ended up raising $64,000. They are currently accepting more donations through December 26th. The event hopes to raise $70,000 before the December 26th deadline.
At the ceremony, USMC Cpt. John Cimina gave an impassioned speech extolling the virtues of community, team, and family. He challenged the players to set the example, because, as he said, regardless of your personal struggle, there is a brother, sister, parent, or friend finding inspiration in your strength.
It was a well-done event that not only raised a good deal of money, but served its purpose in awakening young-athletes to the sacrifices made by those not much older than themselves. If you can help the event by raising awareness, it would be greatly appreciated. Visit http://www.sticksforsoldiers.org/ to make a contribution.