Number of Participants: 20
Hours Donated: 5
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Amount Raised: $6,300
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: June 22, 2016
720 Northern Boulevard Brookville
New York 11548, United States
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (Jun. 17, 2016) – Earlier this spring, the LIU Post men’s lacrosse team hosted its fourth-annual “Team Connor” initiative, in an effort to raise funds for The Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop-University Hospital.
The Pioneers collected a total of $6,300 in proceeds to benefit pediatric cancer research. Since its inception in 2013, “Team Connor” Day has raised well over $20,000 to assist in finding a cure.
The event, which was held in conjunction with an LIU Post home game on Apr. 23, featured a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Additionally, a private donor offered to contribute $100 for every Pioneer goal scored, up to a maximum of $3,000.
Prior to the contest, the team recognized their two honorary co-captains, Connor Bradley and Sal Trotta, at midfield. It was at that time that it was announced that Connor had recently finished his last round of chemotherapy.
“We are thrilled that this annual event continues to increase awareness for childhood cancer,” said Head Coach John Jez. “A total of $6,300 was raised this year and we want to thank everyone for their generosity.”