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Matchups for 14th Annual Katie Samson Festival are released; event kicks off with college game

Monday, 25th November 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, Girl's/Women's, High School, Posted 11/25/13
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The Katie Samson Foundation has announced the matchups for the 14th annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival at Radnor High. The Katie Samson Festival is the single largest one-day lacrosse invitational in the nation each year.Katie Samson Foundation

The Festival – which has raised well over $1 million for spinal cord research and development – will be held at Radnor High on April 25-26, 2014. It will open on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. when Penn faces St. John’s in a men’s Division I contest. On Saturday there will be 14 girls’ games and 13 boys’ games.

Katie Samson attended Radnor High School where she was a goal keeper for the girls’ lacrosse team. She went on to study Art History at Middlebury College where she also played Division III lacrosse and helped her team capture a National Championship in 1999. The following winter, Katie’s suffered a spinal cord injury while sledding in a nearby park and became a quadriplegic.

As a Museum Educator at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and an Adjunct Instructor at West Chester University and Jefferson University, Samson plays adaptive sports and is a noted advocate for people with disabilities.

For the past thirteen years, Samson’s family and the Katie Samson Foundation volunteers have continued to raise money to support spinal cord injury research and increase the quality of life for people with disabilities. As a peer mentor for people who have suffered spinal cord injury, she encourages her mentees to seek out adaptive sports and therapeutic programs that have had such a positive effect on her life.

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for Katie Samson Foundation/Festival website.

Friday April, 25 at 7:00 PM
Men’s Division I
Penn v. St. John’s (Men)

Saturday, April 26

Girls’ Games
Radnor v. Merion Mercy
Strath Haven v. Academy of Notre Dame
Haverford v. Baldwin School
Penn Charter v. Henderson
Downingtown West v. Hill School
Penncrest v. Shipley School
Harriton v. Episcopal Academy
Conestoga v. Unionville
Garnet Valley v. Germantown Academy
Springfield-Delco v. Villa Maria
Boyertown v. Archbishop Carroll
Methacton v. Springside School
Upper Dublin v. Agnes Irwin
Abington v. Friends Central

Boys’ Games

Radnor v. Downingtown East
Conestoga v. La Salle College
Haverford School v. Lawrenceville School (NJ)
Brunswick School (CT) v. Episcopal Academy
Garnet Valley v. Central Bucks South
Spring-Ford v. Archbishop Wood
Emmaus v. Strath Haven
St. Augustine Prep v. Malvern Prep
Downingtown West v. St. Joseph’s Prep
Germantown Academy v. Hill School
Lower Merion v. Cardinal O’Hara
Shipley School v. Harriton
Haverford High v. Archbishop Carroll


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