The Keydet program, with help from a donation via Gait Lacrosse, will be selling Wounded Warrior t-shirts throughout the contest with the Saint Joseph’s Hawks. There will also be raffles, games and messages from deployed lacrosse alumni throughout the afternoon’s game.
The goal of the fundraiser is to donate all monies raised to provide Wounded Warrior Backpacks for those in need. These packs contain essential care and comfort items including clothing, toiletries, calling cards and playing cards, all designed to make their hospital stay more comfortable. They are provided to severely wounded service members arriving at military trauma centers. A smaller version of these, known as transitional care packs, are sent directly to Iraq and Afghanistan to provide immediate comfort to the injured soldier, prior to their reaching a trauma center.
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. The project helps raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, helps severely injured service members aid and assist each other and provides unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.
For more information on the April 10 game or the Wounded Warrior Project, please visit www.vmikeydets.com or www.woundedwarriorproject.org.