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MU Lacrosse to Host Wounded Warrior Project Event

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MU Lacrosse to Host Wounded Warrior Project Event

Published on April 25, 2014 with No Comments

WEST LONG BRANCH – Monmouth University Men’s Lacrosse will host a youth clinic on Saturday, April 26, for those in grades 3 to 8 and fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) at Monmouth Stadium, as the Hawks host Detroit for its regular season finale.

“We are honored and humbled to be joining forces with the Wounded Warrior Project to recognize as well as help spread awareness for all the men and women who have been injured while defending our country,” Monmouth head coach Brian Fisher said.

“The sacrifices that we make in athletics pale in comparison to what our armed forces men and women sacrifice daily and the commitment they make to defend our freedom. They have our utmost respect and appreciation,” Fisher added.

All proceeds from the day will be donated to the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project and will support a full range of programs and services for this generation of Wounded Warriors and their families.

More than 50,000 servicemen and women have been injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment. WWP’s 19 programs and services are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.

The day’s events start with the free youth clinic from 10 to 11:15 a.m. on Kessler Field at Monmouth Stadium. The clinic is sponsored by Trilogy Lacrosse and run by Trilogy National Directors Terry Mangan and Dave Madeira. The Hawks will then face MAAC foe and defending league champion Detroit at 1 p.m.

For more information and to register for the free clinic, visit Trilogy Lacrosse at www.trilogylacrosse.com/.

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