May 11, 2017 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Boston Cannons
BOSTON, MA - The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced today they will host their second "Cannons Fighting Cancer" night at the team's home game on June 3 at Harvard Stadium against the Denver Outlaws.
Cannons Fighting Cancer will once again unite the lacrosse community to raise funds towards finding a cure for cancer and raise awareness of individuals providing services, support and care for patients and families who are impacted by the disease.
"We are honored to once again host the Cannons Fighting Cancer charity game this season," said Cannons President Ian Frenette. "Last year was an enormous success in raising more than $120,000 and we hope to build off that this year to raise more funds and awareness in the greater Boston lacrosse community."
Cannons Fighting Cancer will benefit the Boston Children's Hospital's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in 2017. There are multiple ways for fans to support and participate in the fundraising efforts for this initiative including Pledge Programming, Boston Lacrosse Cares Shootout, Youth Team Fundraisers, Merchandise Sales and Cannons Player Fundraising.
Cannons Fighting Cancer will bring together and honor members of the Greater Boston medical, science, philanthropic, survivor and lacrosse communities for their continuous efforts in the fight against cancer as part of the team's "Cannons Champions for Cancer." Cannons fans can nominate inspirational individuals making an impact against cancer to be recognized at the game at BostonCannons.com.
Cannons Fighting Cancer was established in 2016 as a fundraising effort to drive funds and awareness to support philanthropic organizations with missions to fight against cancer. In 2016, Cannons Fighting Cancer raised more than $120,000 for the National Foundation for Cancer Research and specifically Dr. Daniel Haber' Research Lab at MGH in Boston.
The Cannons have created an online pledge program that will be the main initiative for fundraising efforts. For every goal scored by the Cannons through the first 6 games, fans can pledge to donate "X" amount of dollars per goal. In the past 3 years, Cannons have average 90 goals through the first 6 games. Granite Telecommunications, OPTUM, and Trimino have all pledged already. Additionally, select Cannons players will participate in post-game target games to raise additional funds. For each target hit, the Boston Cannons Foundation will donate to our fundraising efforts.
Finally, the Boston Lacrosse Cares Shootout will be a 60 minute friendly men's lacrosse scrimmage prior to the Cannons game with a tailgate directly following in the Bud Light Barracks. The BLC will raise funds through player registration, business donations and sponsorships.