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'No Man Down' Fall Lax Classic Will Be Played In Westchester

Players in the 2014 "No Man Down" Lacrosse Classic.
Players in the 2014 "No Man Down" Lacrosse Classic. Photo Credit: File photo

ARMONK, N.Y. – Byram Hills is hosting the second annual “No Man Down" Lacrosse Classic tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Sunday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Byram Hills High School.

Last year’s inaugural tournament involved 54 teams with approximately 700 youth and nearly 1,000 spectators, and raised approximately $60,000 for WWP. This year there are 60 teams registered for the event from the lower Hudson Valley, Westchester County, Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Long Island.

Starting at 9 a.m., the all-day tournament uses a 7-on-7 format for boys and 8-on-8 for girls and includes teams from seventh grade through junior varsity and varsity.

This years’ event will feature a brief talk by retired Sgt. Deven Schei, Wounded Warrior Project. While serving in the 101st Airborne Air Assault Division in Afghanistan, Schei was severely injured ending his deployment. He has devoted his post-military life to helping his fellow wounded service members as both a Wounded Warrior Project spokesperson and as a member of the National Speaker’s Association.

Funds will be raised from team fees of $500 and donation for concessions, in addition to sponsorships from local businesses are also sponsoring the event.

The organizers are asking interested businesses, individuals and lacrosse fans to contribute by visiting the No Man Down website here .

“We are thrilled that the lacrosse community – from the youth to varsity level – is organizing another tournament in support of Wounded Warrior Project, and we couldn't be more grateful to the teams and everyone who donates their time for this great event,” said Adam Silva, chief development officer for WWP.

The Wounded Warrior Project mission is to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

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