FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2014
Jon Bradley, President
Inaugural “A Game to Remember” Memorial Lacrosse Event
Newport, N.C., (April 15, 2014) — Local youth lacrosse organizations from Carteret and Onslow counties will gather to pay tribute to fallen military heroes during the “A Game to Remember” memorial event. The event will be hosted at the Croatan High School Stadium located at 3355 Hwy 24, Newport, N.C., on May 10, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. This day of lacrosse games and festivities will honor military members who have paid the ultimate sacrifice and celebrate the fast-growing game of lacrosse and its Native American heritage.
"We are really excited about this event because it gives us an opportunity to come together as a community and honor our fallen service members,” says Jon Bradley, President of the Carteret Youth Lacrosse Association. “A large portion of both the Onslow and Carteret players, coaches, and board members are military service members, Retirees or have some local military affiliation.”
The main event for the day will be the U15 boy’s game at 4:30 p.m. where players from both teams will honor local U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Christopher Jacob Levy, a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Levy died while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan in 2011, serving under the Carteret Tomahawk’s U15 head coach, Retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel George Benson, at the time. Members of Levy’s family and Lumbee Tribe will be recognized at the game.
Activities are planned throughout the day and will include displays of Native American heritage, booths, dances, and more. The day will wrap up with the U19 boys lacrosse game where both organizations plan to honor the high school senior players and their families. According to Bradley, “This event is a great opportunity for players and their parents to learn more about the game’s heritage and to show others in our area how passionate these kids are about the sport.”
The Carteret Tomahawks and Onslow Tribe lacrosse organizations would like this inaugural event to be the first of many that bring together two communities who share a love of lacrosse and a desire to pay tribute to our nation’s heroes. The community is invited to come out, show support and enjoy the day’s events.