Dominican U. Donates $2500 to Lacrosse for LIFE

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - On Wednesday, Dominican University of California men's lacrosse Head Coach Ned Webster and Chilly the Penguin presented Lacrosse for LIFE's Johanna Thomashefski with a $2,500 check to help support the non-profit's continued efforts in bringing the game of lacrosse to underserved communities.

The money was raised through ticket sales and donations at the Penguins' season finale, dubbed the "Battle For The Bay," which pitted Dominican against rival Notre Dame de Namur University at historic Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. The Penguins came out victorious 9-3 in the matchup between the only two NCAA lacrosse programs in Northern California.

Lacrosse for LIFE was founded in 2001 by Thomashefski and friends Josh Miller and Andrew McDonald. The organization's values are Leadership, integrity, friendship, and education. Lacrosse for LIFE serves nearly 300 children, primarily from the communities of Bayview, Hunters Point, Vistacion Valley, and Portola.

Participation is free as long as players give back to the community through service and academics. Programs range from a U15 boys' team to local summer camps to a K-8 after school program. Lacrosse for LIFE also helped to form the first public school lacrosse programs in San Francisco at Washington High School.

Founded in 1890, Dominican University of California has a student population of 2,200. The University sponsors 12 NCAA Division II athletics teams. Men's lacrosse is a founding member of the Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (WILA), which features five schools across three Western states.

2011-05-25



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