LAX FOR A CAUSE - 2021
Unfortunately, due to current restrictions Lax 4 a Cause has been cancelled as we are unable to host an event of this size.
LAX FOR A CAUSE: 2020 - Canceled due to COVID
SYA has partnered with CYA for another "Lax 4 a Cause" event at Centreville High School. Teams from CYA, SYA, DullesSouth, and Herndon/Reston will scrimmage each other. All of our boys and girls from 4 to 14 will take advantage of this preseason game opportunity. The event will run all day Saturday, March 14th from 8am to 6pm.
The Centreville boosters will man the Snack Stand and provide food and drink. Fundraising is ongoing for both CYA and SYA. Both groups will continue raising funds for two separate charities. CYA has chosen Life with Cancer as their charity and SYA will support The American Boy Foundation. Our fundraising efforts will continue through April 2020.
This charity is important to us, as it has impacted our community. The Megale family has shared an excerpt with us about their foundation:
AMERICAN BOY was formed after the tragic death of our son to a heroin/fentanyl overdose. He loved lacrosse, so in honor of his life, we have dedicated our efforts to helping young adults struggling by raising money for long term treatment scholarships. We proudly have placed nine candidates in treatment after a few short months of launching our initiative, some from our area, and one lacrosse player. We assist families seeking treatment for their loved one, and our youngest daughter Shea, wrote AMERICAN BOY, the Opioid Epidemic and the Sister Left Behind chronicling her observations of addiction and her close relationship and love of her brother. This is a problem millions of families are struggling with, and as US Lacrosse magazine noted, the lacrosse community has a high prevalence of athletes struggling with opioid addiction.
On behalf of AMERICAN BOY, we thank you for granting us the honor of benefiting from your event. Together, we may have just saved a life.
Visit us at: www.americanboy.org
For more information about “LAX for a Cause” and sponsorship opportunities, please visit
Player and Team Fundraising
Individual player fundraisers will need to download the pledge forms and fund raising directions at below on this page. There is also a pay pal link on this page you can give to donors make donating easy via credit card.
Our success last year with Lax4ACause could not have been reached without the help of our corporate sponsors. SYA Lacrosse thanks you for you generous support. If you would like to be a corporate sponsor SYA lacrosse has the following sponsorship opportunities listed below. Please contact DeAnna Hughes, if you are interested in a sponsorship.
Banner Sponsorship: $750
SYA will make a banner with your approved artwork and hang the banner at Centreville High School the day of Lax4ACause as well as hang the banner on our new fence at ECL during every weekend of lacrosse games this spring.
T-Shirt Sponsorship – LAX4ACAUSE
Your company logo will be put on the back of the Lax4ACause t-shirts and the Lax4ACause banner.
Platinum – $500
Gold – $300
Silver – $150
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
You can help make our fourth annual LAX for a Cause a big success! By getting donations from friends, family, neighbors and others in your community, we WILL make our goal for Special Love for children with cancer–and beyond. Your goal is $100 in pledges.
The top five fundraising boys and girls will be recognized and rewarded with prizes from lacrosse companies like STX, Warrior, Cascade and others.
Prizes: We are gathereing prizes from our lax sponsors and this year we hope to do more and better prizes for top fund raisers.
Teamwork Always Matters.
Once you are placed on a team, your individual efforts will be tallied with your teammates’ efforts. There will be prizes for the top 3 fundraising teams.
Here is a Sample Script you can use when speaking with prospective supporters.
“Hi my name is (YOUR NAME!!) and I am playing in an all-day lacrosse game called ”Lax for a Cause” on March 18th. Our goal is to raise over $10,000 for Special Love for children with cancer. Can you help out with a small donation? Please visit our website syalacrosse.org to watch a video about one of our own Warriors, Tatum, who was diagnosed with cancer last season. We can except cash or a check made out to SYA lacrosse. We will be presenting a check to the Special Love on March 12th at the end of the day. You are invited to attend the games that day. It is going to be a fun day of playing lacrosse and giving back! You can get your tax deductible donation receipt on syasports.org/lacrosse – Lax for a Cause. THANK YOU!”
FOUR EASY STEPS
1. Download the Pledge Sheet and get donors to fill it out
2. Download and print tax deductable pledge sheets for your doners.
3. Collect your checks (made out to SYA lacrosse) and cash donations and put in an envelope. If donors used PayPal link make sure they put your name and Age Group so you get credit for the donation. For example, John Doe, U13LB. If you don’t know your team yet just have your donors put your name in the paypal payment field when asked.
4. Report how much you have raised to your coach at your first practice with your total amount. Continue to fund raise until March 9th. On March 11th your coach will need to get your pledge forms in an envelope along with your donations. Write your name and team name on ther front of the envelope. Example: John Doe, U11 A
PLEDGE SHEET – Click Here
DONATION RECEIPT – Click Here
PLAYER INSTRUCTIONS – Click Here
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