TAMPA, Fla.— The University of Tampa men’s and women’s lacrosse team’s attack units visited the Children’s Wing of Tampa General Hospital on Wednesday as part of their Attack Children’s Cancer campaign.
The players who visited were; from the men’s team attackers Mike Morris, Jake Rooney, Chris Vetter, and Conor Whipple, and from the women’s team attackers Jackie Martin, Amanda Voges, Natalie Carraway, and Christina Burroughs.
Players spent the afternoon talking with patients and keeping them company during their visit while also making a PSA for the lacrosse community to donate to the vs. Cancer foundation to help fight children’s cancer.
Later this month, the men’s program is hosting the Lacrosse vs. Cancer Event, benefiting the Vs. Cancer Foundation on Oct. 25 at the Naimoli Family Athletic and Intramural Complex. “We thought it would be a good opportunity for players to actually see, first hand, what they are playing for on Oct. 25th,” noted Tampa Head Lacrosse Coach Rory Whipple about the players visit to Tampa General Hospital.
“Our program is heavily invested in this cause and it is very important to us that the community, Tampa Lacrosse and beyond, get active in this cause,” states Whipple. “It gives perspective to our student-athletes and also helps break up the day for the kids who are fighting for their lives when they should be at school or playing with their friends” added Tampa Women’s Head Lacrosse Coach Kelly Gallagher.
October 25th Lacrosse vs. Cancer Event
• Location: The University of Tampa Naimoli Stadium and Intramural Grass Field
• Teams: Tampa, Rollins, Florida Tech, Florida Southern, and South Florida (For schedule go to www.whipplelacrosse.net)
• Times: Games begin at 10am
• Admission: You can donate to the vs. Cancer foundation at any of the team pages at Teams.vs-Cancer.org
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