Men's Lacrosse Raises $10,000 For Big Brothers Big Sisters

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's lacrosse program participated at the 2009 Rodman Ride for Kids and raised $10,000.08 for Big Brothers Big Sisters. This is a one-day cycling tour that raises money for nonprofit agencies that promote healthy, positive lives for children throughout New England.

The men's lacrosse team began its fundraising in May by going door-to-door to collect change at Holy Cross dorms. They reached out to family over summer break and e-mailed friends to ask for donations to collect over $9,800. Then at a practice, every lacrosse player agreed to donate $3 of his own to raise the last $107 to reach their goal.

The 2008 Rodman Ride for Kids was the first year that the entire Holy Cross men's lacrosse team was able to participate as riders. They raised over $5,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters. At that event they went through the 25-mile waterstop and saw a sign of all sponsors $10,000 and over. It was at that time that the "John's Brothers" lacrosse team increased their goal for the 2009 Rodman Ride to $10,000, so that they could see their name on this year's waterstop sign.