Cancer, the second most common cause of death in the United States, has impacted many members of our community. If you would like to donate to research for children’s cancer and have a fun day watching lacrosse, there’s no better way to spend your Saturday than at the 2nd Annual Mizzentop Day School Lacrosse Shoot Out.
Starting at 1pm on May 21st, the Shoot Out will consist of lacrosse players, grades 3 and up, participating in various lacrosse-related activities to raise money. The event will take place at Mizzentop Day School (64 East Main Street). Anyone who attends can enjoy music, free food, and giveaways. There will even be raffles for lacrosse gear.
One-hundred percent of the profits from the Shoot Out will go to support the Ryan McElroy Children’s Cancer Foundation. Ryan, a courageous boy of four-going-on-five and a Pawling resident, was a victim of childhood cancer. His legacy lives on with the community-based organization that the McElroy family started in his honor.
The Shoot Out, which will surely become a Pawling tradition, finds its roots with Shawne Maile, who started this ambitious project to “show my son Connor, who is now 13 and loves lacrosse, how to use his athletic/lacrosse abilities to raise money for a great foundation and to help other kids.” Thanks to Maile’s hard work, all of the major lacrosse companies as well as four universities have donated prizes for this important event.
Stop by this Saturday, have a great time, and contribute to a noble cause that has affected families in our own community.
If you’d like to see what Ryan McElroy Children’s Cancer Foundation is all about, head over to ryansfoundation.org