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CMass lax teams join to benefit One Fund

Four Central Mass boys' lacrosse teams are joining for a doubleheader of games to benefit the One Fund on Friday, May 17.

Here's more from the release from Northbridge lacrosse head coach Steve Falconer:

Four Central Mass boys' lacrosse teams have agreed to play a Varsity doubleheader on Friday night, May 17th, 7 p.m. at Kevin Vulter field on the campus of Grafton High School to raise funds for the “One Fund” created by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and City of Boston Mayor Tom Menino in the wake of the tragic events surrounding the Boston Marathon.

This event was conceived by the Northbridge High School boys' lacrosse team as their annual community service project and has quickly grown into an event supported by three other schools.

In lieu of admission, donations will be collected at the gate and given to the One Fund in the name of all four programs.

All teams will wear the Boston Strong stickers on their helmets to show their support for the victims of the attack.

We hope to attract a large crowd that is reflective of the participating schools and their communities. The schedule of events will be as follows:

Grafton vs. Westborough 5 p.m.

Northbridge vs Blackstone Valley Regional Tech, 7 p.m.

JV level games between the four schools will start in the afternoon at Grafton High School also, Grafton vs Westborough @ 3:30 and Northbrigde vs BVT @ 5:00 on an adjacent field.

There will also be two half-time exhibition matches featuring youth lacrosse players from Grafton, Northbridge and Westborough.

For additional information or to donate to this cause, contact Steve Falconer, Varsity Lacrosse Coach. Northbridge High School, 427 Linwood Ave., Whitinsville, MA 01588 or by email at sfalconer@nps.org.