By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/14/11
The 5th annual Evanfest lacrosse festival scheduled for Saturday at Malvern Prep has been postponed and will be held on the rain date of Sunday, May 22.
The event – featuring youth boys’ teams (U-13 and U-15) and a high school game – raises money for families dealing with a child that has a life-threatening illness. It is played in honor of Evan Brady, a standout lacrosse player who attended Malvern Prep and died at the age of 19 in 2006 from osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer).
The Malvern Prep fields are already soaked and the forecast for Saturday is for heavy rains. Twenty-seven teams signed up to participate.
Already, more than $350,000 has been raised from the event, donations and several fund-raising projects, including the sales of Evanfest t-shirts by Mr. Brady’s friends now in college. All funds go directly to the families in need. Thus far, 100 families have been served in some way and this year Evanfest is expected to raise at least $75,000.
The event also was to feature a special high school game between Malvern Prep of the Inter-Ac League and Archbishop Carroll of the Catholic League. This game was chosen to honor former Carroll player and current senior Shawn Friel, who is currently receiving treatment for the same type of bone cancer that inflicted Brady. That game will still be played Saturday at 4 p.m.
For more information on Evanfest, access the Evanfest website.
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