Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/8/14
The Care for the Cure Foundation is proud to present the 6th Annual Care for the Cure Lacrosse Tournament, and the 2nd Annual Kelsey Klassic on Oct. 25 at Henderson High School. The event will host boys and girls high school lacrosse players, along with a men’s 18+ bracket to compete for a greater cause.
The Care for the Cure Foundaiton is a 100% volunteer based company whose mission is to raise awareness and funds for like minded non-profit organizations. This year’s tournament has been moved into October as November is a crucial recruiting time for high school lacrosse athletes.
“Our goal is to allow athletes to compete in a sport they love, while focusing on supporting the greater cause,” said Care for the Cure Foundation President Ryan Cranston. “After speaking with several local clubs and past participants, a late October date opens the door to enjoying the charitable family atmosphere without the distraction of missing out on being recruited.”
The Care for the Cure Lacrosse Tournament was inspired by Caroline ‘Gallagher’ Cranston who lost her life in a battle with Leukemia in May, 2010.
Care was a standout student-athlete playing soccer, and lacrosse for West Chester Henderson. After exceeding all expectations at Henderson, Caroline went on to play lacrosse at Duquesne University, where she was a leader on and off the field. Caroline graduated Duquesne with her Masters Degree while also competing as a 4 year player on the lacrosse team. A true inspiration and light within the lacrosse community, The Care for the Cure Foundation will continue to spread awareness in her honor.
All proceeds from the tournament will be donated between the Caroline Gallagher Cranston Memorial Fund, the Headstrong Foundation, Kelsey’s Legacy, and another yet to be announced non-profit.
Accompanying the Care for the Cure’s lacrosse tournament will be the 2nd Annual Kelsey Klassic. Celebrating the life of Kelsey Kramer, the men’s teams will compete in three, fifty minute games, raising money for Kelsey’s Legacy. All in attendance at the Care for the Cure Lacrosse Tournament will enjoy great lacrosse, food, and live entertainment.
Kelsey was a junior at Owen J. Roberts High School when her life tragically ended in a single car accident at the age of 16. She was an honor student and an active athlete. Kelsey loved the sport of lacrosse and she had a strong connection because of her friends who played. Kelsey had hoped to be the lacrosse manager for Owen J. Roberts her junior and senior year.
Entertainment at the event will include:
Silent and live Auctions
6th Annual Care for the Cure x Headwrapz helmet auction
and more to be announced prior to the event!!
Important event details:
Three games per team
Two 25min halves
Two turf fields, four plush grass fields
US Lacrosse high school rules will be enforced
Two referee’s per game
Schedule will be announced Wednesday, October 22, 2014