RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College men's lacrosse wants you to bring a new pair of children's shoes to its home game on Tuesday, March 20, against Wabash College.
Then they want you to leave them at the game.
The Quakers' March 20 matchup with Wabash will be a benefit for "Lace Up with Lax", a national non-profit organization that involves lacrosse players, coaches, spectators, and the community donating new pairs of shoes for homeless children.
Shoes will be collected at Darrell Beane Stadium prior to the 7:00 p.m. game, or can be dropped off at the Earlham men's lacrosse office in the Athletics and Wellness Center during regular business hours.
"This is a great cause and we're proud to be able to take part," said Jason Grace, Earlham head men's lacrosse coach. "Whenever we can use our sport to benefit those in our community who are less fortunate, it's an eye-opening experience for our program and our guys as well as a positive to those we are helping."
The original "Lace Up with Lax" project began at Pope High School in suburban Atlanta, Ga., and has since spread to programs across the United States, Canada, and England. To date, over 5,000 pairs of shoes have been donated to homeless shelters throughout the United States.
For more information about the "Lace Up with Lax" program, visit the organization's website at www.laceupwithlax.org.
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