Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/7/13
The Second Annual EVANFEST Lacrosse Banquet will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14 at Drexelbrook Catering in Drexel Hill.
A star-studded cast of guests will be featured at the banquet, which will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. and will benefit a foundation that provides funds to families that have a child with a life-threatening disease.
Individual banquet tickets are $85. Click here to purchase a ticket.
The Master of Ceremonies for the event is Philly lacrosse standout Brian Dougherty, the head coach at Chestnut Hill College. Dougherty, who won every major honor as a goalie at Episcopal Academy, the University of Maryland, for the Philadelphia Barrage of the MLL and for Team USA in the World Championships, was inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame last year.
The special guest speaker features Penn State coach Jeff Tambroni, who guided the Nittany Lions to the NCAA tournament last season.
6:30PM – 7:30PM Open Bar
7:30PM – 9:00 Sit Down Dinner & Speakers
The eighth annual EVANFEST lacrosse festival will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Malvern Prep.
EVANFEST has raised more than $500,000 for families that have a child with a life-threatening disease. It was created to honor the memory of Evan Brady, a youth lacrosse standout who showed courage and dignity while battling osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) for several years until passing away at the age of 19 (his jersey number) in 2005.
EVANFEST draws more than 40 boys’ youth lacrosse teams in the U-15 and U-13 divisions. Teams mostly come from Chester and Delaware Counties. The day will bring surrounding communities together to further the sport of lacrosse and to help raise money to donate to families to help defray the many costs involved in this monumental fight. Already, more than 130 families have been helped through EVANFEST. Last year more than $100,000 was raised.