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.@BrynAthynLax will be ‘signing’ 10-year-old Steven Gonzalez to their program for the season.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 4/22/15
From Press Release

The Bryn Athyn men’s lacrosse team has partnered with Team IMPACT to add a special 10-year-old to its team.

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The Bryn Athyn men’s lacrosse team with 10-year-old Steven Gonzalez

Team IMPACT is a program in which participating teams “adopt” kids to create a constructive and fun environment for both parties involved. “For many years,” states the Team IMPACT website, “this great sports tradition has been profoundly improving the quality of life for a countless number of courageous kids, and been providing life lessons to athletes that cannot be learned in the classroom.”

The new addition is Steven Gonzalez, who was born with a congenital heart defect which caused a transition of the Brachial artery, a hole in his heart, a hypoplastic right ventricle, an atrial septal defect, a ventricular septal defect, and blood pumping the wrong way.

“Steven Gonzalez is a 10-year-old from Philadelphia, PA and is thrilled to be the newest Lion to join the roster,” according to Team Impact.

“With all Steven has battled through, he truly epitomizes what it means to be a fighter and is sure to be a huge inspiration to all his teammates and coaches.”

Team IMPACT is a non-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts that enhances the lives of children facing life-threatening diseases by drafting them onto local college athletic teams. Children who are a part of the program become an official member of the team for the duration of their treatment and beyond.

For more information, stories and videos of how Team IMPACT has positively affected the lives of children and inspired entire campuses and communities, please visit



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