The defending NCAA Division III champion SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse team raised more than $2,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, Inc., during its 2009 fall tournament Oct. 11 at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex.
The tournament featured Springfield College, New York Tech, Ohio Wesleyan and Union College along with the Red Dragons.
"It was a great day for lacrosse players and fans, and more importantly we were able to raise money for a very worthy cause," said Cortland Head Coach Steve Beville. "We hope to make this an annual event and increase the participation in future years."
Incorporated in 1985, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York, Inc., is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to granting special wishes to children ages of two-and-a-half to 18 who are living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. In granting a favorite wish, the foundation strives to provide the wish child and family with extra-special memories of joy and laughter, which are in dramatic contrast to the hospital, doctors, and treatment programs. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York serves 15 counties, including Cortland.