At this weekend’s Barry Burman Summer Shootout in Orangeville there will be a fundraising event held on Friday night supporting Chris Sanderson. Please see the attached pdf file, as well as the story below from Todd McEwen of The Orangville Banner. This is a great opportunity for competitors and families from across Ontario at this years tournament, to support one of our lacrosse heroes.
The pdf file containing all of the details of this great event aptly entitled “Driven to Win”, can be downloaded Right Here
story as written by Todd McEwen (Orangeville Banner)
Chris Sanderson is a name many Orangeville residents are familiar with. He’s known across Canada as one of the greatest field lacrosse goalies this country has ever produced, competing with the Canadian National Team on numerous occasions and becoming the first goalie to earn the All World Team designation three times.
In 2008, Sanderson was diagnosed with one of the more aggressive forms of brain cancer, with a usual survival period of nine to 12 months.
On Friday, June 24, a fundraiser for the Sanderson family will be held in the cafeteria of Orangeville District Secondary School at 7:30 p.m. following the Barry Burman Summer Shootout at the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre.
Motivational speaker and Sanderson’s former teammate Kyle Miller, who was also diagnosed and overcame cancer, will be speaking at the event, where he hopes to raise $10,000 for the Sanderson family.
Sanderson’s prognosis still remains poor, but he’s doing well following his surgery.
“He’s a wonderful guy,” Miller said. “We had come up with the idea to raise some money for him and help him try to eliminate that part of the stress in his life.” After overcoming cancer himself, Miller went onto play for Team Canada and win a lacrosse world championship.
His story motivates and inspires children to persevere through their life battles as well.
“We wanted something for the kids, “Miller said. “And something for the parents to talk about on the way home and hopefully remember for a really long time. But also to raise money for Chris and his family.”
Miller would like to see Sanderson’s hometown of Orangeville open their hearts and wallets to give back to the hall of famer. “We wanted to do something just to honour him,” Miller said. “He’s done a lot for the town of Orangeville.”
Miller’s collected a number of local sponsors for the event and hopes to raise cancer awareness while sharing his own stories of overcoming adversity and achieving his life goals.
Tickets cost $15 and available at Sanderson Source for Sports or http://www.kylemiller35.com/events.