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Lacrosse players fight cancer one game at a time

May 01, 2013

Clarkston lacrosse players battle cancer together on the field in Game for a Cure, May 11, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Photo by Wendi Reardon
Clarkston Lacrosse players are getting ready for their ninth annual Game for a Cure and invite you to join the event, May 11, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

All of the proceeds from the event go to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Cancer Research Center in Pontiac, Mich.

Last year, Clarkston Lacrosse donated over $15,000 to St. Joseph.

T-shirts are only $15 and allow free admission when worn to Game for a Cure.

In addition to lacrosse games played every hour, a bake sale, fastest shot contest and dunk tank; a youth tournament with players in grades 2-8 will also take place in the fields behind the High School stadium.

Game for a Cure began nine years ago as a tribute to Frank "Big Poppa" Kaminskas, whose positive influence impacted many in the lacrosse community.

"It's a way to teach our young players the importance of giving back and investing in their community," said Brian Kaminskas, Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse head coach.

Twenty-six teams participate in lacrosse games throughout the day leading up to the boys varsity game against Petoskey.

To order a T-shirt, contact Kim Kneisel at