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Lacrosse Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

For the second consecutive year, the Blessed Trinity Boys Lacrosse Team will host a childhood cancer awareness day. The varsity and junior varsity teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, March 10. The JV will play Greater Atlanta Christian at 2 pm and the varsity will faceoff against Etowah at 5 pm. Donations will be accepted to send to various childhood cancer awareness advocates and a bake sale will be held, with all proceeds going to charity. Head coach Bobby Parker answered a few questions about why he started this annual event.

Why do we hold Childhood Cancer Awareness Day?

  • We hold our Childhood Cancer Awareness Day to come together as a lacrosse community and look to bring awareness and raise funds for those affected by childhood cancer. Childhood cancer affects countless children and their families, so we hope by coming together as a lacrosse community we can pray for these families and spread awareness through lacrosse.

What inspired you as a coach to organize a day like this?

  • When I came on as coach at Blessed Trinity I saw the dedication to service that is such a vital part of our athletic programs and I wanted to do the same. To not only make an impact on the players but also in the community. Childhood cancer made the most sense because it is so close to BT and our lacrosse program. Blessed Trinity lacrosse Alum Sean Dever (2014) is a childhood cancer survivor, so we thought that it would be a great cause to rally behind due to its history in our program.

Who benefits from it?

  • Last year we donated all the money raised to CURE. This year we plan to donate to CURE, but also make donations directly to families in our local community that are affected by cancer. What many people do not realize is that cancer can be very expensive. Along with what medical insurance may not cover, there are also the costs of travelling to and from doctors appointments, hospital parking, food, and other expenses that insurance does not cover. We are hoping that we can ease some of the financial burden for some of these families by giving money directly to them.

What do you hope the kids get out of the day?

  • I hope the players realize they are being a part of something bigger than themselves. Almost all people know someone who has been affected by cancer. So I am hoping they come out and use lacrosse as a way to bring this matter to the attention of others and be able to have a positive impact on their community.