Lacrosse Tourney Raises Money for Local Kids With Cancer
More than 35 lacrosse teams came together to raise money for local kids diagnosed with cancer during the Lax4Life Lacrosse Tournament last month.
According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the event started seven years ago as an off-season scrimmage between a few teams in the area. Around that same time, a local lacrosse coach’s 2-year-old son, Brady, was diagnosed with leukemia, and the fundraiser event began to take shape.
“The lacrosse community is pretty small,” organizer and Desert Vista coach Dan Lannon told the publication. “There’s not a lot of it so we all kind of know each other. We just thought it would be nice for the family if we throw in a little extra money and as referees we get paid per game, but I asked a few I knew from when I was a referee if they would be willing to contribute some of their pay toward the cause, just to make Brady’s Christmas a little brighter.”
Each year different benefactors of the fundraiser are added. Evan Johnson, a junior at Desert Vista, was added this year, the Ahwatukee Foothills New said.
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This local update courtesy of your Ahwatukee Community Expert.