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Maverick Lacrosse Supports Wounded Warriors

On May 30, 2012, the Marvin Ridge High School lacrosse program proudly presented the Wounded Warrior Project a check totaling $16,823.50, which increased before the end of the night to a whopping $18,603.50!  Present to receive the check was United States war veteran and Wounded Warrior representative Hugh Conlon, who spoke to the athletes and offered words of praise for the hard work and contributions made by the Maverick families and friends.  Conlon described the continuing efforts of the Wounded Warrior Project in aid of our injured warriors and the importance of community support and awareness for our troops.  Joining Conlon was LTC. Gary McGinnis, from the UNC-Charlotte ROTC program, who started the program by leading players and parents in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Representing the Mavericks was boys Varsity coach John Dodd, Varsity girls coach Brad Sweeney, and Jim McPhillamy, President of the Charlotte Hounds.  Each commended the precedent setting efforts of the lacrosse family in their support of our nation’s heroes, and then they formally recognized the fundraising efforts of two lacrosse players, Andrew Page and Haley Rose. The money donated resulted from a fundraiser called, “The Marvin Ridge High School Lacrosse Win-a-Thon to Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project”, and was a joint effort by the high school Junior Varsity and Varsity boys and girls lacrosse programs.  Through the Win-a-Thon, supporters of the Marvin Ridge High School program pledged donations to the Wounded Warrior Project for each game won by the Mavericks during the 2012 lacrosse season.  Each of the Mavericks teams had winning seasons, with the boys and girls varsity programs competing in the state playoffs.  100% of all of the money collected was donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, which is an IRS recognized charity under 501c (3).   Way to go Mavericks!  For more information on how you can help the Wounded Warrior Project, visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ 

Written by: K.Fisenne
Posted: Sep 08, 2012 by Beth Hamilton

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