A while back we looked at a pretty cool little tourney down in North Carolina that was put on by the Triad Blackhawks. The tourney benefited Toys For Tots and some other local charities, and really set a great example in terms of giving back. The Blackhawks sent over a little wrap up Press Releaser (which is below), but we wanted to give them an extra shoutout for what they’re doing down in NC!
The Triad Blackhawks’s second annual Holiday Toy Classic lacrosse tournament last Saturday at Cash Elementary School in Kernersville brought in over 400 toys for the Marine Corps’s Toys for Tots program and raised over $2,600 for local charities, tournament chairman Kevin Bugg announced today.
Each of the 220 high school and adult lacrosse players donated a toy to the on-site Toys for Tots location, with many of the spectators giving a toy as well.
Ten high school teams — including players from Forsyth, Guilford, Davidson, and Alamance County — along with four adult teams participated in the event. Players from 21 different schools played in the high school division, while many current and former college stars, and even one former Major League Lacrosse player, filled out the adult rosters.
“The town of Kernersville and the Triad lacrosse community really stepped up to make this important event a success for the second year in a row,” said Bugg. “We were overwhelmed by the generosity of all who participated.”
Tournament proceeds will benefit the Kernersville Elementary School Christmas Relief Fund, the Backpack Kids outreach of Sojourn Community Church of Greensboro, and A Stick From Chase stick-giveaway program.
More information about the tournament can be found at http://www.triadblackhawks.com.