On Saturday evening, November 12, 2016, we hosted the first annual LEAD Event at YSC Sports in Wayne, PA. LEAD stands for Leadership. Education. Athletics. Dreams. 300 friends, family and supporters gathered for a night of food, dancing, beer pong and, most of all, fun. Blaine’s spirit, joy and laughter filled the room. The event raised over $130,000, but the real success of the evening was introducing Live Like Blaine’s FIT TO LEAD program, highlighted by our partnership with Harlem Lacrosse.
Simon Cataldo, founder of Harlem Lacrosse shared the story of introducing lacrosse to 11 middle schoolers at Frederick Douglas Academy in Harlem in 2007 and the growth of the program from there.
But the real highlight was hearing from Harlem Lacrosse student athletes, Jordany and Kadi, about how Harlem Lacrosse changed their lives. Hearing Jordany talk about his journey from an at-risk youth to a young man who now wonders not if but where he will attend college inspired us all.
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