Women’s Lacrosse to Play on Saturday in Support of Two Causes

Posted: September 28, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s women’s lacrosse team will take the field on Saturday, Sept. 30, in support of two worthy causes when they face Syracuse University at Centreville High School at noon.

Two lacrosse games will be played at the high school during the afternoon. The event will begin with the Patriots’ game and will continue with a men’s lacrosse game featuring Georgetown University and defending national champion University of Virginia immediately following the conclusion of the women’s game.

Tickets – $8 for adults and $5 for children ages six to 13 – will be sold at the gate. Money raised from ticket sales will support the John Driscoll Memorial Fund and the Washington Inner City Lacrosse Foundation (WINNERS Lacrosse).

John Driscoll was a University of Virginia midfielder who died in 2002 after battling a brain tumor. He left behind his wife and triplet sons, who are now five years old.

Some of Driscoll’s former teammates started the fund by running a summer lacrosse camp at Mason. The camps, along with many other fund-raising efforts, have generated much-needed income for his wife and sons.

WINNERS Lacrosse is a nonprofit organization established in 2000 to provide youth from historically underserved neighborhoods in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area the opportunity to learn the game of lacrosse. WINNERS Lacrosse uses the game as a vehicle to instill values, education and life-sustaining skills that will give young boys and girls the opportunity to be successful.

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