ROME, Ga. – The Berry College men's lacrosse program is set to host its 5th annual "Faceoff for a Cause" event alongside the men's lacrosse programs from Emmanuel College, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State Univ., University of Montevallo, Reinhardt Univ., Shorter Univ., and Young-Harris College.
The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 19th from 8:00 a.m.- 6:15 p.m. at Berry College's Valhalla Stadium. The event will feature over 10 hours of scrimmages between the teams as their respective squads look to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club of America®, specifically the clubs of Northwest Georgia.
"We're excited to host such a wonderful day of lacrosse and charity," Berry's head coach Curtis Gilbert said. "We hope that both Berry College and the growing Georgia lacrosse communities show their support and help us raise money and awareness for this great Organization."
Since its inception five short years ago, the "Faceoff for a Cause" event has raised over $36,000 for various charities, including Wounded Warrior, Samaritan's Purse, and the HEADstrong Foundation.
"We are excited to not only have the platform to host such an outstanding event, but are also excited to have partnered up with such an outstanding organization that we feel makes a real difference at the Local level." Gilbert said.
"I am equally thankful to have such passionate colleagues that share this opportunity to spread charity and encourage support. I would also like to acknowledge the considerable support from all of the student-athletes, coaches, family and friends of everyone involved."
Admission to the event is free but donations will be accepted at the gate. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of NW Georgia and will support a full range of programs and services to improve lives of young people and help them reach their full potential.
If you are unable to attend on Oct. 19 but would still like to make a donation, you can do so online by clicking HERE.
Each of the participating eight teams will play two 60-minute games beginning at 8:00 a.m. with the final game of the day wrapping up at 6:15 p.m. Additionally, a midday ceremony to all those in attendance are encouraged to show their support for the cause at 1:00 p.m.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
1. 8:00-9:15 Georgia Tech vs. Young-Harris College
2. 9:15-10:30 Berry College vs. Shorter University
3. 10:30-11:45 Young-Harris College vs. Reinhardt University
4. 11:45-1:00 Georgia Tech vs. Montevallo
1:00-1:15 ---- 10-minute ceremony ----
5. 1:15-2:30 Shorter University vs. Kennesaw State Univ.
6. 2:30-3:45 Emmanuel College vs. Reinhardt University
7. 3:45-5:00 Berry College vs. Montevallo
8. 5:00-6:15 Emmanuel College vs. Kennesaw State Univ.
About The Boys and Girls Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is a national organization of local chapters which provide
after-school programs for young people with services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. The organization which holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code, has its headquarters in Atlanta, with regional offices in Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, New York City, and Los Angeles. BGCA is tax-exempt and partially funded by the federal government.
They have been enabling all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their fullest potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens since 1860.
To get involved and learn more, visit https://www.bgca.org/