In six days, six brave individuals, including former Cannons GM Mark Kastrud, will tackle the world famous Boston Marathon as part of the MetroLacrosse Marathon team.
The MetroLacrosse team has been working hard all winter, not only training but fundraising to reach their $30,000 goal - but they still need your help. There's no better time than now: With less than one week to Marathon Monday, Rob Hale, a member of the Cannons ownership group and former Connecticut College lacrosse player, has pledged to match any donations dollar for dollar up to $2,000 between now and Monday, April 18!
MetroLacrosse is a non-profit organization that inspires personal, educational and athletic success among urban youth and teens. The $30,000 will build a classroom to support the educational programs of MetroLacrosse.
Kastrud ran the marathon last year and is back again this time as part of the MetroLacrosse Team. Mark is the president of Marshfield Youth Lacrosse and has been involved with MetroLacrosse since 2002.
(far left - former Cannons GM and MetroLacrosse Marathon Runner Mark Kastrud)
"I have been involved with MetroLacrosse since 2002 and have participated in numerous events, and I am always blown away by the enthusiasm of the participants. The few times that I have listened to personal accounts of what Metro means to the participants, it has been inspiring," said Kastrud.
"As MetroLacrosse expands and deepens its 'in-classroom educational curriculum,' I want to help provide the infrastructure to assure that the classroom portion of the MetroLacrosse program is as inspring as the leadership portion executed on the field."