Truly Lacrosse Cares – 2009 Marathon Game

The spirit of lacrosse will be put to the test on Friday April 24, and Saturday April 25, 2009, when a group of lacrosse players will play in the longest indoor lacrosse game ever at 30 hours. The game will take place in Whitby, Ontario Canada at the Iroquois Park Sports Complex. It will begin at 12:00pm on Friday and will finish at 6:00pm on Saturday.

Presented by members of Lacrosse Inside The Game, the group comprised mainly of citizens of Whitby, Oshawa, and surrounding towns will organize and play in the marathon game, with all of the proceeds benefitting the Children’s Wish Foundation. Game participants and volunteers are welcome from all across Ontario. This game is in response to the challenge put forth in June 2008 by the Aurora Masters Lacrosse Association, with their DOVE (Determined to Oppose Violence Everywhere) effort.

The Children’s Wish Foundation was formed in 1983, on the kitchen table of an inspired and committed volunteer, named Laura Cole, and has blossomed into a national organization with chapters in every province in Canada. From humble beginnings granting fewer than 20 wishes a year The Foundation has established the capacity to fulfill upwards of 800 wishes annually.

The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada grant wishes to children with high-risk life-threatening illnesses, and have never denied an eligible child a wish, having fulfilled some of the most complex wishes imaginable.

“We are delighted to be the recipients of the generosity of this spectacular event”, said Sandra Hancox; Director of the Children’s Wish Ontario Chapter. “We look forward to working with these great volunteers to make as many wishes come true as possible”.

Lacrosse Inside The Game (LITG) is an organization, founded in 2006 aimed at promoting Canada’s National Sport. LITG runs a Co-Ed Masters Adult Lacrosse League each year in Whitby. Proceeds from the league are used to sponsor children to play lacrosse in the Durham Region area.

“I have always truly believed in helping our youth and young children”, said Gary Mark, LITG Founder. “But to be able to assist the Children’s Wish, in all of the incredible work that they do for children, I know will be something very special for all of the great lacrosse people in this area.”

The game will also feature a Legends Lacrosse Game featuring players from the Brooklin Redmen and the Peterborough Lakers. There are even plans to include members of the National Lacrosse League playing in the event.

Information on the event will be constantly updated at,as well as Player registrations, sponsorship forms, and more are available on this site under the Forms link at the top of this page.

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