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Summer Tournament: LAX for the Cure raises over $200,000 to fight cancer

Monday, 1st July 2013

Categories Club, Girl's/Women's, High School, Youth  

By Chris Goldberg, Posted 7/1/13

Charlie Shoulberg says the Lax for the Cure Lacrosse Tournament has become a “win-win” event.

“We’d like to think it’s the best of all worlds,” said the event’s Co-Director. “We are raising money and running a good event.Lax for trhe Cure

“The key is educating youth about a horrible disease (breast cancer). For college coaches, they get to see some of the top talent from all over country. We are trying to make it a win-win for everybody.”

Shoulberg and his wife, Jess Shoulberg, who run STEPS Lacrosse, created the tournament six years ago. This year the event, held last Friday through Sunday on 14 fields at New Egypt High (N.J.), featured 232 teams and raised over $205,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The tourney also drew over 150 college coaches.

What makes this tourney different is that besides crowning team champions in seven age groups, the tourney honors team and individual fundraising champions (see list below). Nike gave the team champion members free sticks and individual winners got special Nike backpacks

“The kids are empowered to set up team fundraiser pages,” said Charlie Shoulberg. “They are not required, but many do get involved in fundraising and they get a great deal out of the experience.”

Tournament Champions:

2019/2020: A Division – Yellow Jackets Bert
2019/2020: B Division- Hero’s
2018: Long Island Yellow Jackets Rose
2017: LI Yellow Jackets Bert

The 2014-16 champions will be posted soon

Lax-Raiser Champions:

Top Player: Casey Haas – Steps Elite NJ 2019 White
Top Coach: Bev Alting – MD United 15 East
Top Club: Steps Elite NJ


Club: Steps Elite Philly: $5,035
1. Kayla McAneney -Steps Philly : $1,910
2. Julia Martin – DewLax – $500

Club: Steps NJ Blue : $5,830
1. Kristen Maiorano – Steps NJ Blue : $1,500
2. Charley Orner- Steps NJ Blue : $1,035

Club: Steps Elite NJ 2016 White: $6,590
1. Lindsay Haas – Steps Elite NJ 2016 Blue: $1,875
2. Katie McDonald – Steps Elite NJ 2016: $1,850

Club: Steps Elite NJ 2017 Blue : $2,969
1. Arielle Weissman -Steps Elite NJ 2017 blue : $754
2. Brynn Winiarski- Steps Elite NJ 2017 blue : $750

Club: Steps Elite NJ 2018 White: $10,827
1. Delaney Hill- MD United Lacrosse 18 West : $1,980
2. Eleanor Kast- Yellow Jackets 2018 INC – $1,695


Club: Steps Elite NJ White 2019: $13,117.50
1. Casey Haas – Steps Elite NJ 2019 White: $4,725
2. Olivia O’Leary- Hero’s Tournament 2019 White – $1,250

Club: Steps Elite NJ 2020 Blue: $4,507
1. Natalie Park: T3 Lax North 2020 Black: $1,115
2. Alexa Pallokat- Steps Elite NJ 2020 White: $700


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