Charity lacrosse event to raise money for families of the war wounded

Burning River Lacrosse and Fisher House Foundation team up to bring you their Third Annual Lacrosse Showcase to benefit the Fisher House Foundation, serving our military families. This year's event will be held on April 24 at Hawken School's Walton Stadium, 12465 County Line Road, Chesterland. The ‘Showcase’ is an all day series of college, high school and middle school lacrosse games held to raise money and awareness for the Fisher House Foundation. Local area schools include Hawken High and Middle Schools, Solon High School, Strongsville, Rocky River and Chagrin Falls middle schools.

The event features one college game, three high school varsity lacrosse games and three middle school games. Teams are paired up on the field to show their talents, have some fun and learn what it’s like to give back to their community. Players are given the opportunity to show their appreciation to our military families and participate in an event to benefit others. 

The success of this event is made possible by local and national sponsorships, many parent and coaching volunteers and of course the main attraction—the players. In the past two years the event raised approximately $90,000 to benefit the foundation. 

The Fisher House™ program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. Fisher House™ Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times - during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease or injury.  

There is at least one Fisher House™ at every major military medical center (43 total) to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. The program began in 1990, and has offered approximately 3 million days of lodging to more than 120,000 families at a savings of more than $100 million in lodging costs, plus savings on subsistence and transportation costs.  

Tickets are available the day of the event or in advance by calling Burning River at 216-373-5684. Donations can be made at

More event information is available at the Burning River Lacrosse Website at   Burning River Lacrosse provides year-round lacrosse programs for players throughout Northeast Ohio.

Gregory Woody Calleri, founder and director of Burning River Lacrosse, provides developmental lacrosse opportunities at all levels to the Cleveland lacrosse community.

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Volume 3, Issue 4, Posted 10:25 AM, 03.12.2010