Not only was I a vendor at this tournament, Lax for the Cure- to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the cure Foundation in New Egypt, NJ , my daughter was also a player there.
This was the second year that we have participated, along with 3,200 girl lacrosse players!
last year $50,000. was raised. Before the tournament started teams had already raised a whopping $139,000. I am certain that more money was raised during the tournament as well and I can't wait to hear how much.
I doubt that there was one club or team at the tournament that hasn't been touched by breast cancer.
Because of that, the spirit and excitement at this tournament was really unique. Many teams wore pink or Incorporated pink into their uniforms. The Susan G. Komen Foundation had a huge tent with giveaways, ( the girls LOVE that) and raffles. Their main function was education and they had tons of volunteers there to help with that, making everything fun and informative.
I really can't think of a better audience to educate than eleven to eighteen year-old girl athletes. They rely on their bodies to perform, they deal with injuries or see their teammates deal with them. Many of them know about doctors and surgeries. It isn't just "stuff" that happens to other people. So, I think they are open and very impressionable in regard to any information that can keep them free of injury or disease.
It was truly a special weekend and many thanks to organisers, Charlie and Jessica Shoulberg, they did a phenomenal job!