Bulldogs Vs. Cancer
Men's Lacrosse Team Hosting Clinic on
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Yale lacrosse team is organizing a day to raise money for “Everyone Works for Jack!” This is an endeavor to support Jack McGetrick, the head lacrosse coach at Bellarmine University who is battling cancer. On April 24, Bulldogs' players and coaches will have a Noon to 1:30 youth clinic at Reese Stadium before hosting Bryant in a 7 p.m. game. A donation to the fund is suggested in lieu of admittance to the clinic.
Everyone Works For Jack! is the intercollegiate men's lacrosse coaches association's initial effort to establish a coaches emergency fund that will be available to members of the coaching community when they are in financial need.
To RSVP on the clinic, contact Yale Assistant Coach Ryan Polley at Ryan.firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 464-8216.
Bryant and Yale will be wearing pink socks on Saturday to raise awareness for cancer research. Areas will be set up around Reese Stadium to collect donations. Proceeds will go to breast cancer research at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.
McGetrick has been the head coach at Bellarmine since its inception in 2004. He spent 11 years as the head coach at the University of Hartford and was named 1997 national coach-of-the-year by the USILA. McGetrick has had a large influence on young boys and men playing youth, high school and collegiate lacrosse on and off the field.
The IMLCA is now working to give back and help McGetrick during this time of need.
The Elis, who have adopted young brothers Sterling and Hunter Bachman from Ridgefield, Conn., are involved with numerous outreach endeavors including the Friends of Jaclyn, a non-profit organization that matches pediatric brain tumor patients with high school or college sports teams in the hope that the team will provide emotional support and friendship for the child. The Bachman brothers will serve as honorary captains for Yale on Saturday.
Yale is also one of a few schools in the country wearing a Rose sticker on its helmets in honor of Paul Rose, a lacrosse coach at four different colleges, who passed away on March 27 after a long battle with cancer.
Yale, 9-2 overall this spring, has won five straight games and is ranked ninth in the laxnews.com Division I poll.