Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/19/10
The recent issue of Lacrosse Magazine prominently displays Philadelphia lacrosse on its cover and first inside page.
On the cover, Radnor’s Ellie Kraus is shown heading up field with Strath Haven’s Emily Garrity in pursuit during last year’s regular-season contest. The photo is by LM Chief Photographer Kevin Tucker.
On Page 5, Lacrosse Magazine editor Paul Krome profiles the growing Philadelphia lacrosse scene, noting the trend of coaches “unafraid to host out-of-state powers and unabashed about using the sport as a medium to boost various noble causes.”
Krome highlights five major Philly scholastic events scheduled for the 2010 season – the Checking for Cancer Invitational, Evanfest, the HEADstrong Rivalry Games, the Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival and the Inter-Ac Invitational. Each of the first four mentioned events raises money for foundations that provide funds either for cancer research and awareness, spinal injury research and awareness or families with children that have life-threatening diseases.
Krome also quotes Phillylacrosse.com Editor Chris Goldberg, who provided insights into the trend of charitable events and national fields becoming more attracted to Philadelphia.
“This is a close-knit lacrosse community that looks out for the whole community,” Goldberg was quoted. “When tragedy strikes, like it did with Katie Samson, the whole Radnor community created that festival. Same with John Nostrant and the Haverford School…
“When you can spread lacrosse and raise money and awareness for a cause, it makes a tournament more fun and so much more meaningful…
“The kids love it. Philadelphia is a hotbed on the heels of Long Island and Baltimore. The only way to match them is to play their top teams. They welcome the challenge.”