The seed took root at the end of last year’s lacrosse season.
And now it’s blossoming from something purely fun into a game that will positively impact hundreds of lives.
Welcome to the first Monroe County Lacrosse All-Star Game on Sunday in Bloomington North at 5 p.m. It will feature players from Bloomington North, Bloomington South and Edgewood with coaches from the programs also split into two teams.
One team will play for Riley House, the other for New Hope for Families, and all funds raised will be split between the two charities. Additionally, a donor will donate $2,022 to the winning team’s charity.
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Admission is free but a donation at the door is suggested. All proceeds from t-shirt and concession sales will also go to charity. In addition, crowd participation games will take place. Pay a dollar and try to score a goal.
From idea to realization
It all started with an informal end-of-season celebration for the 2021 season when the North and South men’s teams faced off against the women’s team, Bloomington Pride, which fielded players from both schools in the city.
“After that we talk with the boys from the South,” said North player Isaac Brown. “And we all decided that we liked to play against each other for fun. That’s how we came up with the idea for a fun event at the end of (this) season.”
And Brown got to work. He requested a list of potential players from the coaches and divided them into two teams. Brown, a senior, will also be on the court for one last run with his friends.
“We wanted to get lacrosse known,” Brown said. “I found it after my second year entering my freshman year. I wish I had known sooner. I would have played that instead of football in a second. I love it.”
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