Nittany Lion Lacrosse Player Andrew Mackrides Take Lead on Charity
Aug. 14, 2008
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State senior captain Andrew Mackrides felt he had to do something special to honor the memory of a fallen friend who had inspired so many people while battling bone cancer.
So, Mackrides thought, there could be no better way to spread the word about Evan Brady's courageous fight than to use the sport Evan loved so much: lacrosse.
This past spring, Mackrides and men's lacrosse players at six other colleges and universities began selling T-shirts to raise money for Evanfest (www.evanfest.com), a foundation that in only two years has raised nearly $150,000 for families that have a child battling a life-threatening illness.
In just a month, Mackrides and nine of Evan's friends, as well as Evan's younger brother, Drew, raised $3,000 and sold over 500 T-shirts, that have the Evanfest logo and e-mail addess.
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