In the largest yet of the Blackhawks’ four charity tournaments held since 2010, sixteen high school teams and four adult teams brought their passion for the game of lacrosse to Saturday’s second annual Stick It To Hunger Lacrosse Classic at Cash-Bagley Fields in Kernersville. They also brought close to two tons of non-perishable food to help fight hunger in the Triad and generated tournament proceeds of over $8,000 for charity.
The donated food will be distributed to families in need through the Greensboro Urban Ministry. The tournament proceeds will
benefit the Kernersville Christmas Relief Fund, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Triad inner-city lacrosse initiatives, and Wounded Warrior.
The event featured players representing 46 different high schools – including high schools from Fayetteville, the Raleigh
area, Alamance County, Stokes County, as well as local players from Forsyth and Guilford Counties. The four adult teams were comprised predominately of present and former college players. Kevin Drew, who plays for Major
League Lacrosse’s Charlotte Hounds , played in the adult division. Each team played three games over the course of the event.
East Forsyth High School and West Stokes High School tied for most donated food in the high school division. The “Old Goats” won the donated-food title for the second year in a row in the adult division. The event also featured a free youth lacrosse clinic and a raffle of lacrosse equipment.
The event was sponsored by the Triad Blackhawks lacrosse club in partnership with Help Kick Hunger, a father-son organization that sponsors similar events in the soccer community.
6M Sports Lacrosse — through in-kind donations — and Olympic Products — which presented a check to the tournament in the amount of $1,500, were sponsors of the event.