Lakewood, Ohio - April 24, 2012 - Burning River Lacrosse announces the results of its 5th annual Fisher House Charity Lacrosse Showcase to benefit the Greater Cleveland Fisher House. This year's event was held on Saturday April 21, 2012 at Hawken School's Walton Stadium. The event featured varsity and junior varsity games between area High Schools including Hawken School, University School, West Geauga, Avon Lake, Orange, Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Kenston, and Stow-Munroe Falls. The event also featured guest speakers Dodi and Loren Mounts, who shared their family's story and Fisher House experiences with the event participants and attendees.
The cold, wind, and rain did not deter fans from coming out and supporting this year's event, which raised approximately $44,000 for the Greater Cleveland Fisher House.
"We really appreciate everyone who braved the weather and came out to support this year's fund raiser," stated Woody Calleri, Director. "The funds raised will support the building of the Greater Cleveland Fisher House and its mission of providing a "home-away-from-home" for America's military families so that they can be with their severely wounded and/or ill family member(s) during those service members' medical treatment and/or lengthy physical and/or occupational therapy treatments.
Event revenues were generated through sponsorships, donations, t-shirt and short sales, ticket sales, and concessions sales. This year's event marks Burning River Lacrosse's fifth Fisher House event with a 5 year fundraising total of approximately $225,000.
"On behalf of the Fisher House Foundation, The Burning River Lacrosse players, coaches, and families, the high school participants and our program sponsors would like to thank everyone who donated, attended or volunteered at this year's event," said Calleri. "We hope to continue building the event each year. With another successful Fisher House Showcase behind us, we hope to have our biggest and best event in 2013."
Thank you, Woody Calleri and the rest of the showcase committee for your time, effort, and dedication to Fisher House Foundation!