(QUINCY, MA) January 2, 2019 – The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and the Boston Cannons Foundation have made a donation of $30,000 to Harlem Lacrosse. This amount is through two key events to help grow the awareness of Harlem Lacrosse in the Greater Boston Area.
On May 18th, the Boston Cannons Foundation held a Leadership Breakfast presented by Newmark Knight Frank at Granite Links in Quincy, MA. The sit-down breakfast featured a panel discussion that included BJ’s Wholesale Club CEO Chris Baldwin, Harlem Lacrosse’s CEO Mike Levin, Harlem Lacrosse supporter Dom Starsia and Cannons Owner Rob Hale. Though the support of 100+ attendees and the Cannons Foundation Partners, including BJ's Wholesale Club, Optum, and Granite Telecommunications, the Boston Cannons Foundation raised $20,000 for Harlem Lacrosse in their efforts to grow the lacrosse community.
Prior to a Cannons home contest of 2018 on July 28, Boston Lacrosse Cares and the Cannons Foundation came together for their Annual BLC Shootout. BLC’s vision is to galvanize business leaders in Boston that consist of former college and club lacrosse players to raise funding and awareness for inspiring and impactful causes. In their third year of hosting this event, Boston Lacrosse Cares raised $10,000 on behalf of the Cannons Foundation for Harlem Lacrosse.
“Growing up, lacrosse provided many amazing opportunities to myself and other BLC players," said Mike Culver, BLC Board Member. “So we were thrilled to support Harlem Lacrosse this year and all of the organization’s important work helping to grow the sport for the next generation. Personally, a major highlight was getting to run around with the Harlem Lacrosse players mixed in with former college and pro players, the MLL commissioner, and others. It was a lot of fun and I can’t wait for 2019. ”
The Boston Cannons and the Boston Cannons Foundation are dedicated to giving back to the community, and you can help in these efforts as well. To make a donation to the Boston Cannons Foundation, please call (617) 746-9933 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Harlem Youth Lacrosse:
Harlem Lacrosse’s mission is to empower the children who are most at risk for academic decline and dropout to rise above their challenges and reach their full potential. Harlem Lacrosse inspires children to dream about tomorrow while working hard on the field and in the classroom today. Harlem Lacrosse actively recruits special education students and students identified by school administrators as most vulnerable to academic decline and school dropout. As a result, Harlem Lacrosse serves high poverty and special education students at rates that surpass those of our school sites. For more information, visit harlemlacrosse.org.
About Boston Lacrosse Cares:
In 2016, the lacrosse community in Boston came together to form Boston Lacrosse Cares (BLC) in support of the Boston Cannons Foundation. Led by former college players Mike Jezienicki and Ryan Hurd, BLC’s vision is to galvanize business leaders in Boston that consist of former college and club lacrosse players to raise funding and awareness for inspiring and impactful causes.For more information, visit bostonlacrosse.org.
About Boston Cannons Foundation:
The Boston Cannons Foundation is dedicated to benefiting children and families in the New England area by fostering the core attributes of the sport of lacrosse and of the athletes who wear or have worn the Boston Cannons jersey by providing resources and programs focused on improving the health, education and welfare of New England children and families, and by supporting public charities that provide similar resources and programs.