Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/20/14
On May 31st Brandywine Youth Club and Concord Township are holding the Kip Taviano Field Celebration, where they will be dedicating the 10VE FIELD in Kip’s memory. A full day of events for all ages is planned.
While the day is a single purpose event to dedicate 10VE FIELD in Kip’s memory, it is hoped that the alumni game will become an annual event.
Jim and Ellen Taviano hope is to establish a remembrance at the Haverford School in the form of a scholarship fund in Kip’s name. Any funds raised on this date will go towards that purpose.
“Kip loved the game of lacrosse,” said the Tavianos. “The response and outpouring of support, thoughts, and remembrances have been overwhelming by the lacrosse community.
“They have been a huge comfort to our family. We always knew that lacrosse was this special community, knit together by this sport but we had no idea the depth. Seeing someone wearing the 10ve tshirt at the shore, in the grocery store or on the playing field (especially on the field Kip loved) is incredible! Words cannot communicate how much we thank everyone for their support and love. It is overwhelming.”
“The event was created to dedicate a field in Kip’s name, but has turned into so much more,” said Jim and Ellen. “Training the young beginning lax players, supporting the youth teams, having fun with the high school and alumni games and finally celebrating friendships.
“He would have been sooo pumped to play in the Alumni game. To play and just hang out with guys from different schools and different teams, coming together for the love of the game. He would have had the biggest smile on his face!”
For more information and registration for all events can be done online at www.10ve.net
“He may not be here to participate but anyone who knew him, knows he will be there cheering, chest pumping and laughing at every play,” the Tavianos said. “Look around at the people in your life and tell them now how important and appreciated they are. Hug your sister/brother, your mother and father and your friend! Don’t wait.”
– A U9/U11 youth clinic lead by Team USA and Furman University Head Coach Richie Meade along with
Furman University players. Former Team USA goalie Brian Dougherty as well as Coaches John Nostrant,
Mark Petrone, and Travis Loving of The Haverford School will also be participating
– 6 youth games to be played on 2 fields
All participants in the clinic and youth games will receive a special 10ve t-shirt, wrist band, and helmet sticker with their paid registration
A boys high school game consisting of rising Sophomores thru Seniors. Players should register individually in advance and will be divided/drafted into 2 teams.
– A girls game of 7th-12th graders. registration as above for boys high school.
– dedication of 10VE Field
– The final event will be an “alumni” game…any 2014 or older high school grad can register.
The same format as the high school game will be followed. Players register individually and then will be drafted onto 1 of 2 teams….Team Maggie or Team Emma (Kip’s sisters)
– All afternoon participants will receive a special commemorative t-shirt designed by Matt Taulane (Garnet Valley ’13, Bellarmine University) with their paid registration
Registration for all events can be done on line at www.10ve.net