Mike Stone, professional lacrosse player in the MLL and NALL, was at the Boston Marathon on Monday, and he was in an area located between the two bombs that went off. While Mike emerged from the scene physically unharmed, as did everyone he was with, the event has left him understandably shaken, but also with the desire to help the people of his hometown, Boston.
Here is an excerpt of the fundraising effort, and how things are being handled:
That is why we have set up a fundraiser page through GivingSomeThing to receive donations to help families impacted by yesterday’s tragedy. I have turned to the sport of lacrosse, which Jake introduced me to in 5th grade and which has given so much to my life, to help raise funds for Monday’s wounded. On Saturday, the Boston Cannons will be scrimmaging a local All-Star team as part of our pre-season training camp. All players from both teams have pledged $20 to play in the game to go towards this fund. On top of that, the Mike Stone Lacrosse Academy and other local groups have committed to donate $10 for every goal scored in the game to further help these families.
The scrimmage will take place at Harvard at 6pm for anyone local interested in attending.
100% of the proceeds received will be given directly to One Fund, the fund created by Mayor Thomas Menino and Governor Deval Patrick to benefit marathon victims.
As of 12:45 PM ET on Friday, the fundraiser has pulled in almost $6,900. Let’s help them take this to the next level.