Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/13/10
Boathouse Sports, a Philadelphia-based manufacturer of custom team athletic apparel, today announced that it will be donating uniforms and sponsoring the inaugural LEAPS “PRO” Benefit Game and Clinic on Saturday, September 18th at The Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, PA.
Professional lacrosse players John Christmas (LEAPS co-founder, Lower Merion), Matt Striebel, Kyle Sweeney (Springfield-Delco), Chazz Woodson, Rob Forster (La Salle), Brett Moyer (Ridley), Bill McGlone (Ridley), Brett Hughes and PT Ricci (Conestoga) will be lending their time to the event.
The day’s activities will kickoff at 10 a.m. with a free youth clinic followed by a benefit game at 2 p.m. Each player will be sponsored with a percentage of the proceeds going to benefit the 2010-2011 LEAPS Lax (Lacrosse, Education, Attitude, Perseverance) programs and a portion going to the cause of the player or his sponsor’s choice.
“Boathouse has always been very supportive and have consistently gone out of their way to help us grow our program,” said Christmas. “We are really happy they could join us for what promises to be an outstanding day of lacrosse and community building.”
“(LEAPS Co-founder) Eric (Gregg) and Jon are really selfless in their efforts to give kids in the inner city the opportunity to experience the sport of lacrosse,” said Mike Fine, Marketing Director for Boathouse Sports. “Lacrosse and Philadelphia owe both of them a debt of gratitude for bringing the sport of lacrosse into new areas and for making a difference in the lives of so many children.”