Sunday, April 20, 2008

Scarlet and Gray and Green?

The Ohio State Lacrosse team might not get as much attention as the football Buckeyes, but maybe they should. This team is filled with philanthropists. For this team, giving back is as normal as going to the box on the lacrosse field.

Some of their efforts include adopting a platoon in Iraq, cleaning up a neighborhood park, renovating a local rec center and one player even took donations to shave his head donating the money to Locks of Love. The latest act of paying it forward was inspired by sophomore player James Green. On Saturday the OSU Lacrosse team was sporting lime-green shoelaces with their scarlet and gray uniforms.

Why? Moved by the mission and story of the HEADstrong Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports blood-cancer research, Green persuaded the OSU coaches to purchase these $10.00 a pair shoelaces to make their debut at the lacrosse game in the shoe. The team donated over $500 through this purchase and got some great PR for the cause.

What a classy team - GO BUCKS!

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