By Max Jacobson | 8/16/12 10:30 AM
Boston radio personality Kennedy Elsey has been selected to sing the National Anthem before the first semi-final game of the 2012 MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior. The semi-finals begin at 1 p.m. on August 25 at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Mass. The games will be televised live on ESPN2 or CBS Sports Network.
Kennedy, the co-host of morning show, Karson & Kennedy on Mix 104.1, has experience singing before major sporting events. She previously sang the National Anthem prior to the 2011 MLL All-Star Game and Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots home games.
The MLL Championship Game on Sunday, August 26 at 3 p.m. will feature a National Anthem performance by ‘National Anthem Girl,’ Janine Stange. She earned the nickname by travelling around the United States performing the National Anthem at various events to raise funds for the Armed Forces Foundation.
“I am really passionate about this country and you always want to use what your gift is to help people,” says Janine Stange. “The National Anthem and our soldiers are the epitome of patriotism and my hope is to evoke pride in our country by singing.”
Her patriotic efforts have been shared with Major League Lacrosse before. Stange previously worked as the public relations director for the Long Island Lizards, often singing the anthem prior to Lizards’ home games.
“I ended up falling in love with the sport because there’s so much action," says Stange. "When I took the job I told them ‘you have to let me sing as many anthems as I can.”
She now returns to the action on MLL’s biggest stage.
To schedule ‘National Anthem Girl’ for your next event, contact John Meindl at 516-705-4366.
MLL will host its 2012 Championship Weekend presented by Warrior on August 25 and 26 at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Mass. It will be a battle of the top four teams and will include two semi-final games on Saturday followed by the championship game on Sunday. Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster.com. To learn more about the 2012 MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior click here. The games will be televised live on ESPN2.