Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/26/12
The 3rd Annual LEAPS Friends and Benefits Pro Charity Game and Youth Play Day will be held Saturday at Chestnut Hill College’s Victory Field at the Plymouth Whitemarsh High campus.
The event celebrates four years of contributions made by LEAPS to underserved and inner-city youths in the Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware region.
Saturday’s benefit event will feature a youth clinic followed by girls’ and boys’ youth games between Public league All-Stars and suburban club programs (see schedule below). The highlight will be a charity game at noon featuring many well-known Philly standouts that have excelled at the high school, college and professional levels.
That game will be streamed live on Access Lacrosse at www.accesslacrosse.com.
Sublimated uniforms for the Philly LEAPS teams were donated by Boathouse.
“Partnering with Boathouse Sports and Coach Dougherty at Chestnut College is an honor,” said Eric Gregg, Co-Founder and Executive Director of LEAPS. “I look forward to continuing to help grow the game in Philadelphia.”
Schedule of events:
9 Am – Free Youth Lacrosse Clinic ($25 Suggested Donation)
10 Am – Philly Public League Girls All-Stars Vs Quaker City LC
11 Am – Philly Public League All Stars Vs Twin Valley All-Stars
12 Pm – 3rd Annual Men’s Pro Charity Game
Since 2008 LEAPS has taught 15,000 kids the sport in Philly, Wilmington, and Camden. LEAPS helped start the Philly Public High School League and Philly Middle Grades League. This spring, Roxborough, Frankford and West Philly High Schools will all start teams. LEAPS has also partnered with the Salvation Army Kroc Center to facilitate lacrosse camps and a lacrosse club for inner city youth.
“Chestnut Hill College is proud to host the 3rd Annual LEAPS Charity event,” said Brian Dougherty, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at CHC and a recent inductee into the US lacrosse Hall of Fame. “As a college located in the city limits of Philadelphia we recognize what a great job LEAPS is doing to promote the great sport of lacrosse to boys and girls living in the city.”