Women's Lacrosse Raises Over $4,000 in April
During the month of April, the women’s lacrosse team raised $4,881 toward Lax for Leigh and Climb for Hope.
“With back to back weekends of community service projects, where the team and community were asked to give back money, I am very happy with our results,” said head coach Kara Reber. “Our goal for Lax for Leigh was $3000 and Climb for Hope was $1000, so it was nice to see we surpassed both marks.”
The Moccasins raised $3,819 for Lax for Leigh, which will go to support the future for Leigh Crowthers’ son, Sam Crowthers. Leigh was a good a friend of Reber’s from high school, who passed away in November 2011 to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The April 7 game against Queens University of Charlotte was played in her honor with the Moccasins winning 12-8. During the event, BloodNet was available to collect blood donations, as this was something Leigh believed in strongly. Running with Scissors offered its services to collect hair donations for Locks of Love. During the four-hour time span, there were 12 pints of blood and five ponytails collected.
“I would like to thank BloodNet and Running with Scissors for coming out to this event. It is our hope for the future that we will be able to spread the word throughout the community even more to bring in more donations of blood and hair,” said Reber.
The final home game against Newberry College was “Pink Out Day,” which raised awareness and support for breast cancer. Immediately after the National Anthem, doves were released to honor those who have passed away or are currently fighting this disease.
“I would really like to thank A Touch Above for their time and donation in sending off the doves at our game. It was an amazing site and experience,” said Reber.
During the day, the Moccasins raised $1,062 for Climb for Hope, which raises money for research to fight against breast cancer. Reber and her lacrosse teams have participated in this cause for the past four years and have raised over $10,000.
The Moccasins finished their inaugural season with a 12-4 record and were ranked 13th in the country. The team’s success on the field was matched by the success in the community, as the Mocs participated in 17 community service activities throughout the year.