THANK YOU to everyone for their generosity in supporting the November 23 Hunger Games, which collected over $8,000 in proceeds for charity and close to two tons of non-perishable food to be distributed through the Greensboro Urban Ministry. This was by far our largest and, we feel, best Hunger Games so far, and it as because of the cooperation, good sportsmanship, and generosity of the players, coaches, and spectators. The proceeds are still being counted, but we feel that we will exceed $8,000 in net revenues, which is being donated to the following charities:
2. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
3. Wounded Warrior
4. Triad Inner-City Lacrosse Initiatives
Congratulations to East Forsyth’s Navy team and West Stokes on winning the high school prize for most donated food. In the adult division, Old Goats defended their donated-food championship. More importantly, these were very close races, and every team showed great generosity in their food donations.
Our volunteers truly facilitate the administration of this event, and we want to recognize them collectively. We will not list all of our volunteers here, for fear of leaving someone out, but Cathie & Al Dollman, Lisa & Kevin Bugg, Laura & Rich Miller, Suzanne Fiore, and Hugh Fiery have worked tirelessly for weeks in making this event happen.
We also want to recognize the teams that traveled from afar, including Fayetteville Village Vipers, Hilltoppers (Chapel Hill), Alamance War Dogs (Burlington), West Stokes (King), and Carolina Xtreme (Lake Norman). And, finally, kudos to the Alamance War Dogs, Dub-G (W Guilford), and East Forsyth for participating in our charity event for the 4th straight year.
Thank you to 6M Sports Lacrosse, Hammerhead, Coffeeology, Triad Lacrosse Officials Association, Olympic Products, and Great Escape for their generous support of the Hunger Games.
Thank you also for the weather and the helicopter flyover!
Yesterday’s event was a huge success for the entire lacrosse community!
Tournament photos can be found at Hunger Games Photos.