By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/22/14
Once again, the event will feature big-name speakers and a program that fittingly honors a youth tournament and foundation in Evan Brady’s name that has raised over $800,000 in funds for families with children that have life-threatening diseases.
Individual banquet tickets are $85; the event runs from, 6:30-9 p.m. Click here to purchase a ticket. The first hour of the program features an open bar and time for attendees to mingle.
This event is a celebration of the Philadelphia Lacrosse Community and its dedication to recognizing the many ways the community assists in helping people’s lives off the field as well as on the field.
Evan Brady was a youth lacrosse standout who battled osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) for several years until passing away at the age of 19 in 2005. The eighth annual EVANFEST lacrosse festival will be held in April 2015 at Malvern Prep. EVANFEST draws more than 40 boys’ youth lacrosse teams in the U-15 and U-13 divisions.
The Master of Ceremonies for the event again is Philly lacrosse standout goalie Brian Dougherty, the head coach at Chestnut Hill College and a recent inductee into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame. The special guest speaker features legendary Johns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala.
A special guest speaker will be Evan’s friend, Malvern Prep grad Chris Marcozzi, who overcame several serious illnesses and played goalie at Franklin and Marshall.
6:30PM – 7:30PM Open Bar
7:30PM – 9:00 Sit Down Dinner & Speakers