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Bedford Schools Hosting Fifth Annual 'Laxin4Tony' Event

Boys' and girls' teams in grades 1-8 participate in the Laxin4Tony event. Photo Credit: Contributed
Boys' and girls' teams in grades 1-8 participate in the Laxin4Tony event. Photo Credit: Contributed
Boys' and girls' teams in grades 1-8 participate in the Laxin4Tony event. Photo Credit: Contributed
Boys' and girls' teams in grades 1-8 participate in the Laxin4Tony event. Photo Credit: Contributed

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- The fifth annual Laxin4Tony Jamboree is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31 at Fox Lane and Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford and the Harvey School in Katonah.

On May 30, the event will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with girls grades 1-8) and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (with boys grades 1-2); and on May 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with boys grades 3-8).

With more than 100 teams from the metropolitan area participating, the jamboree continues to grow. Laxin4Tony brings together members of the lacrosse, civic, business and school communities in support of Tony Ciccone, the former Fox Lane High School player who was paralyzed in a lacrosse-related injury.

Fourteen years ago, during the first game of the 2001 season, Ciccone fractured his fourth and fifth vertebrae, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. He was a senior in high school with plans for college and his future. Despite the many hardships he has endured, Ciccone remains hopeful and a source of inspiration to all the teams who have met him the past two jamborees.

In 2011, the Fox Lane Youth Lacrosse organization rallied in support of Ciccone and his family to establish Laxin4Tony. To date, Laxin4Tony has raised more than $145,000 to pay for medical bills, necessities and equipment for Ciccone.

“Our fundraising has helped to alleviate many stresses in Tony and his family’s life,” said Jon Kayser, director of Laxin4Tony.

Sign up to volunteer, donate or even sponsor Laxin4Tony at laxin4tony.org/jamboree- info/volunteers or http://www.laxin4tony.org/about-tony/donations .

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