TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 3/12/16
From Press Release
The DC Lacrosse Classic is an annual event to celebrate the sport and its growth throughout Washington, DC while also raising funds to help grow the game further through WINNERS Lacrosse. This year, Play4TheCure joins WINNERS Lacrosse as a beneficary to help bring the event to new heights!
Started 8 years ago, this event brings more and more teams together each year. The boys side will feature Sidwell Friends School, Maret School, Wilson High School, St. John’s College High School, Gonzaga High School (No. 4 in the C2C North America Rankings), St. Alban’s School, KIPP DC: College Prep, and School Without Walls High School. Local girls teams participating include Sidwell Friends School, Maret School, Georgetown Visitation, St. John’s College High School, School Without Walls High School, and Wilson High School. The boys games will be played at St. Alban’s School and the girls at Woodrow Wilson High School.
All proceeds from the event will benefit WINNERS Lacrosse and Play4TheCure. Read below to find out more about these organizations.
Founded in 2000, the Washington Inner City Lacrosse Foundation (WINNERS Lacrosse) provides inner city boys and girls the opportunity to play the great sport of lacrosse free of charge. Through outstanding coaching, WINNERS Lacrosse assists underserved boys & girls by instilling character based life skills, discipline, teamwork, accountability, dedication, leadership and integrity.
In 2014, WINNERS started DC’s first middle school lacrosse league, that now includes nearly 300 boys and girls. In 2015, WINNERS expanded to create an elementary school league and now serves students in grades K-8th. Since its inception, WINNERS has introduced lacrosse to over 10,000 boys and girls in Washington, DC.
Read more about WINNERS at www.winnerslacrosse.org.
Play4TheCure is a signature program of The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR), a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.
Since 1973, NFCR has provided nearly $320 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. NFCR is about Research for a Cure—cures for all types of cancer.
For more information, please visit http://www.NFCR.org.
Locations: St. Alban’s School (boys), Mount St. Alban Washington, DC 20016
Woodrow Wilson High School (girls), 3950 Chesapeake Street, NW Washington, DC 20016
9:00am – Maret 15, Wilson 3
11:00am – St. John’s 10, Sidwell Friends 5
1:00pm – Gonzaga 13, St. Albans 4
3:00pm – School Without Walls 22, KIPP 3
10:00am – Sidwell Friends 14, Maret 1
12:00pm- Georgetown Visitation 16, St. Johns College High School 1
2:00pm – School Without Walls vs. Wilson
Adults — $5
Kids — FREE