By MLL Public Relations | 11/20/12 9:26 AM
Three weeks ago Hurricane Sandy took its toll on the East Coast, wreaking havoc for many and affecting countless others in the process. Among those hardest hit were members of the lacrosse community, including several of MLL’s players, who have since been prompted into action. Two players in particular, Boston Cannon’s Mitch Belisle and Rochester Rattler’s Matt Striebel, are working with their company, Trilogy Lacrosse, to organize a Hurricane Sandy Relief Clinic and Exhibition Game. “Stick it to Sandy” will be held on Saturday, December 8th, at the Atlantic Beach Club in Manasquan, New Jersey, right on the Jersey Shore. The event will feature instructional clinics led by top MLL players, a raffle with prizes including player worn gear, Boston Cannons suite tickets, and protective equipment (just to name a few), as well as a 7-on-7 exhibition game featuring some of MLL’s best. Youth players will have the chance to learn from the professionals at every position, with Greg Gurenlian (Long Island Lizards), Tyler Fiorito (Chesapeake Bayhawks), Dan Groot (Rochester Rattlers), Michael Manley (Rochester Rattlers), and Chris Boland (Boston Cannons), all confirmed to attend. The day will also include special presentations of equipment and donations to families in need, all in spirit of the cause.
The players’ clinic is open to those who register online and make a donation of $15, $25, or $40. The raffle and exhibition are open to the public, although a $5 donation at the door is strongly encouraged. All proceeds go toward the recovery efforts.
Make sure to secure your spot and join us on December 8thfor what will prove to be a great day for an even greater cause. As Trilogy Lacrosse puts it, “With the help of the world’s best professional players, we will put our skills and team into action through the best medium we know how: lacrosse.”
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001 and will enter its thirteenth season in 2013. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: The Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Hamilton Nationals, Long Island Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers.
The 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft will take place on Friday, January 11, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. This event will mark the thirteenth Collegiate Draft in MLL History and will take place during the 2013 US Lacrosse National Convention. For more information, please visit www.majorleaguelacrosse.com.