High School Lacrosse Teams Organize Third Annual Fundraiser to Raise Funds for San Diego’s Injured Warriors
The Cathedral Catholic High School lacrosse teams will hold their third annual Military Appreciation Day on April 12, benefiting the local Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station. The girls’ and boys’ varsity lacrosse teams will each play a home game, interspersed with a presentation of colors by the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard, military salute and singing of the national anthem. The Cathedral Catholic Boys and Girls Lacrosse teams first organized this event in 2012 to show their support for the military and hope to raise even more funds this year.
Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station is a San Diego-based nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that assists injured military men and women currently receiving medical care at Camp Pendleton, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and 32nd Street Naval Station. Since 2004, the foundation has provided these warriors with quality-of-life items and support services to assist them during recovery. In 2011, the foundation opened Freedom Station – a housing facility that provides injured warriors with the acclimation time and resources to successfully make the transition from military service to civilian life.
Military Appreciation Day takes place Saturday, April 12 at Cathedral Catholic High School’s Manchester Stadium, located at 5555 Del Mar Heights Road in San Diego. The Cathedral Catholic Girls Varsity Lacrosse team will play Mt. Carmel Girls Varsity Lacrosse at 4:30 p.m.. The military salute, USMC Color Guard and national anthem will take place at 6:30 p.m. To end the evening, Cathedral Catholic Varsity Boys Lacrosse will play St. Margaret’s Varsity Boys Lacrosse at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults and students. Children under the age of 10 and active duty military are free. Tickets can be purchased on site at the event. All proceeds will benefit Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station.
About Warrior Foundation
The Warrior Foundation aims to be the leading force in assisting, honoring and supporting the military men and women who have so bravely served and sacrificed for our country. We are committed to supporting our warriors in a variety of ways, providing quality-of-life items and numerous support services designed to assist them and their families during recovery. The Warrior Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization operated by an all-volunteer staff. Citizens interested in making a donation or assisting those fighting the war against terrorism can learn more by visiting www.warriorfoundation.com and www.freedomstation.org.