Oct. 22, 2013
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Lacrosse along with the men's lacrosse programs of Colgate University, Skidmore College and Western New England University, raised $8,000 for Wounded Warrior Project at Face Off For a Cause hosted by the Saints Oct. 13 at Siena Turf Field.
"The support we received from the entire Siena College family is emblematic of the support we receive from the American people as we pursue our mission of honoring and empowering wounded warriors," said Adam Silva, Chief Development Officer of the Wounded Warrior Project. "Our thanks and gratitude go to Coach Svec of Siena, Coach Murphy of Colgate, Coach Klepacki of Western New England and Coach Hart of Skidmore for their dedication and passionate support of Face Off for a Cause."
At Face Off For a Cause the four programs scrimmaged each other and a free youth clinic sponsored by Under Armour was run by Major League Lacrosse Stars Grant Catalino and Garrett Thul. Additionally, Silva spoke to the teams and the assembled crowd about the importance of Wounded Warrior Project and the impact that its programs have.
"It was an honor to take part in such a fantastic event," noted Siena Head Coach John Svec. "We are extremely grateful to all of the Wounded Warrior Alumni who shared their day with us who have sacrificed so much. I am looking forward to Siena's continued relationship with WWP."
Admission to the event was $5 for adults and all proceeds benefitted the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project and will support a full range of programs and services for this generation of Wounded Warriors and their families.
Over 50,000 servicemen and women have been injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Another 320,000 are believed to have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment.
WWP's 19 programs and services are uniquely structured to nurture the mind and body, and encourage economic empowerment and engagement.
About Wounded Warrior Project®
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.