Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/16/14
More than $3,200 was raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as youth girls’ lacrosse teams competed in the 3rd Annual Lax for Lauren tournament at Christ Church of the Valley in Royersford on June 7.
Lauren Black is a fifth grade lacrosse player in the Spring-Ford School District and was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at a young age. Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system of more than 70,000 children and adults worldwide.
Right now there is no cure for cystic fibrosis. Maureen Burger coached Lauren Black when she was in third grade for Dynamite Lacrosse. At this time Burger did not know that Lauren had been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Later she was informed and knew she needed to help. Burger approached Lauren’s parents and expressed an interest in hosting a tournament to help raise money for cystic fibrosis research.
With the consent from Lauren, her parents immediately gave Burger their approval and Lax for Lauren was born.
The tournament had many local contributors: Wegman’s, Walgreens, Philadelphia Pretzel of Collegeville, and Dominos of Royersford. Burger also had the help of many great volunteers. Christ Church of the Valley provided the site for this tournament free of charge. Without this donation the tournament would not exist.
The fourth annual Lax for Lauren tournament will be held on June 6, 2015 for more information and online registration go to www.dynamitelax.com. If you would like to make a donation please got to: www.cff.org/Great_Strides/LaurenBlack8535.