November 20 — The 2016 Hunger Games generated about three tons of donated food and lots of great lacrosse on Saturday at Cash-Bagley Fields in Kernersville. With a record 17 high school teams joining 4 adult teams and approximately 35 youth Lightning Lax players, the four fields at Cash-Bagley were rocking all day with good, competitive lacrosse. Players and teams came from Raleigh, Charlotte, Fayetteville, in addition to players from just about all lacrosse-playing high schools in the Triad. The Alamance War Dogs — who have appeared in all seven of these charity lacrosse events — won the donated food championship in the High School division, while the Adult Blackhawks (sporting spiffy box jerseys) won in the Adult division. Photos of the event can be found at the Triad Blackhawks Facebook Page.
The addition of Lightning Lax this year for youth players, and the food that those future stars donated to the cause, virtually guarantees that this year’s event broke the record for donated food. In addition, the net proceeds from the event are expected to exceed $7,000, all of which will go to local charities. It was an outstanding start for the Blackhawks first-year partnership with Salvation Army and its Triad Holiday Food Drive. Thank you to all of our volunteers, players, coaches, and sponsors!
The Stick it to Hunger Charity Lacrosse Classic — a 10 v 10 high school (8th through 12th graders) and adult team competition — and, for the first time, short field “Lightning Lax” competition for youth players — will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Cash-Bagley Fields, 4700 Old Hollow Road, Kernersville. The event will begin at 9:00 AM and go until mid-afternoon.
This unique event collects and donates a grocery bag of non-perishable food from each player, and donates all net proceeds to charity. Last year, participants donated over three tons of food that was ultimately distributed to those in need by the Urban Ministry. The event also generated almost $8,000 in revenues that were donated to the Kernersville Christmas Relief Fund and to Second Harvest Food Bank.
This is the seventh year that the Blackhawks have hosted a charity lacrosse event.
This year, the Blackhawks are partnering with The Salvation Army and supporting the Triad Holiday Food Drive with the food donated at the event.
As always, the “Hunger Games” accommodates both team and individual player registrations. Players who register individually will be placed on an at-large team, with efforts made in the case of high school players to group players from the same school.
The Blackhawks try their best to match teams by talent level to ensure competitive games.
Team Registration for HS ($500 per team for registrations before October 31 and $600 thereafter): Send email to triadblackhawks[at]gmail.com, and we will send you a PayPal invoice.
Team Registration for Adults. Except in rare circumstances, adult players need to register individually at the link below. On request, we will add your adult team name to our list of teams on our registration site and your players can select that team in order that all your players will be together on one team.
Individual Adult Player Registration ($25 by Nov 6 and $35 thereafter).
Individual High School Player Registration ($25 by Oct 31 and $35 thereafter).
Youth Short-Field Lightning Lax (3rd through to 7th grade). ($15).
Each high school and adult team is guaranteed three games. Youth players will play for at least one hour.
See you at the 2016 Hunger Games!!