With over 400 lacrosse players representing 45 high schools and many college and professional playing background, renovated Cash-Bagley Athletic Complex hosted the Stick it to Hunger Charity Lacrosse Classic — the Triad Blackhawks 5th annual charity event — collecting a record 2.6 tons of non-perishable food for Urban Ministry (5,286 pounds, to be exact, breaking last year’s record by over 1,000 pounds) and approximately $8,000 of proceeds for deserving area charities. The event,
co-sponsored by Help Kick Hunger, brought in close to 900 people to the site on what ended up being a beautiful day in Kernersville.
The Hunger Games featured lots of competitive lacrosse among the 14 high school and 6 adult teams — with an amazing 11-minute Braveheart in the twilight to conclude the final game (a Concord Prospectors win in the Adult Division). LB3 was the class of the adult
division, with East Forsyth Navy and Combat Wombats establishing themselves as the top teams in the high school division.
Congratulations to Southwest Guilford Green on winning the high school Donated Food Championship (just edging LB3, with honorable mention to East Forsyth Navy, the Crusaders, and the Mockingjays).
Congratulations to the Old Goats on winning the adult Donated Food Championship (edging our the Concord Prospectors). This is the third championship in a row for the Old Goats.
Special recognition goes to the Alamance War Dogs, Greensboro Lacrosse Club (formerly W Guilford), and East Forsyth HS, who have had teams in the charity event for all 5 years. The Old Goats and Adult Hawks have also participated for 5 years in the Adult Division.
The backbone of the Hunger Games is its volunteers, and many of our “old hands” who have helped for all five years returned to help again and, again, did a great job. We were also fortunate to have Greensboro College athletic trainers at each field and volunteers from Hard Press Designs, Walkertown High School’s basketball team, East Forsyth High School’s girls’ lacrosse team, and Laurel University’s men’s lacrosse team assisting this year.
Thank you to the lacrosse community for supporting this event!