Saturday afternoon in Kernersville, NC, featured some good lacrosse, but even better people coming together to collect 5,286 pounds of non-perishable food, well over 2.6 tons!
The event welcomed somewhere over 400 lacrosse players from 45 different high schools and colleges and even professional teams coming together for the annual Stick it to Hunger Charity Lacrosse Classic. The event was held to support the Greensboro Urban Ministry and their attempt to stock up on food for the winter.
We had the same number of teams as last year,” said tournament director Tom Brawner, “so it looks like everybody was even more generous this year than last. We are thrilled that the lacrosse community responded so well in this time of critical need.
You think that’s awesome? On top of collecting food, Stick it to Hunger will be donating almost $8,000 of their proceededs to deserving area charities in the region.
Southwest Guilford High School’s Green team won the high school competition and Old Goats won the adult side of the food competition, both collecting the most cans in their division.
The inaugural Kids First Youth Clinic in memory of the late Michael Perez, went off without a hitch!
Having so many kids out here to learn and enjoy the game of lacrosse in the presence of several members of the Perez-Fiery family was just a fantastic way to honor the memory of my grandfather and all he did for the game,” said Hugh Fiery, Triad Blackhawks coach and longtime supporter.
It’s beautiful to see Olympic Products, Hard Pressed Designs, 6M Sports Lacrosse, Catalyst Church, The Collegiate Shop, Action Engravers, the Walkertown High School boys’ basketball team, the East Forsyth High School girls’ lacrosse team, the Greensboro College athletic training staff, the Laurel University men’s lacrosse team, and staff members from Kernersville Elementary School all come together to help feed local families and grow the game of lacrosse!