Team STX Leads Youth Clinic Benefiting Johns Hopkins’ Stick It to Sarcoma Tournament

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Elite Women’s Lacrosse Team Will Host Clinic On Saturday Oct. 4th to Support Sarcoma Research at the Kimmel Cancer Center

Elite Women’s Lacrosse Team Will Host Clinic On Saturday Oct. 4th to Support Sarcoma Research at the Kimmel Cancer Center

This year it’s great to have local girls’ teams even more involved through the clinic and then the next day they can watch Team STX and the college teams play in the tournament.

Baltimore-based STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, today announced that Team STX, the first elite post-collegiate women’s lacrosse team, will host a youth girl’s lacrosse clinic to support Stick it to Sarcoma. The fundraiser takes place the weekend of October 4th and 5th and all proceeds benefit the Sarcoma Program at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Team STX’s Stick it to Sarcoma clinic will take place from 1-3 p.m. on October 4th at the Johns Hopkins lacrosse practice field in Baltimore. On the following day, Team STX will participate in the 4th annual Stick it to Sarcoma Fall Play Day on Homewood Field against elite college programs including University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, and Rutgers University.

Admission to the tournament requires only a $1 donation (suggested minimum) with all proceeds benefitting Hopkins Sarcoma research efforts.

The Saturday clinic is open to girls ages 4-14 with all levels of playing experience. Participants will have the opportunity to receive instruction and coaching from some of the nation’s top women’s lacrosse players, including Team STX athletes Josie Owen, Alyssa Murray and Taylor D’Amore. Registration for the clinic is free, however donations are welcomed to support the fundraiser.

Stick it to Sarcoma Fall Play Day was founded by Blue Jays lacrosse alumna Rachel Ballatori after her father was diagnosed with a rare form of Sarcoma in 2010. In its first three years, the event has raised more than $50,000 for cancer research at Johns Hopkins.

“Rachel started this event when we were at Hopkins to help raise awareness and make an impact towards finding a cure for sarcoma. We’ve seen such a great response from the community; everyone has been affected by cancer in some way and can relate to the cause,” said Sammy Cermack, Team STX athlete and former Hopkins lacrosse player. “This year it’s great to have local girls’ teams even more involved through the clinic and then the next day they can watch Team STX and the college teams play in the tournament.”

To learn more about the event and to register for the clinic, please visit http://www.stx.com/teamstx/clinics.

About STX:
STX is a global sporting goods leader in the sports of lacrosse, field hockey and ice hockey. With its 1970 introduction of the first synthetic lacrosse head, STX ushered in the “modern era” of what is now the fastest growing team sport. Based in Baltimore, the home of lacrosse, STX has been universally recognized for innovation in product design and development. STX continues to strive for new performance standards in sporting goods equipment at the highest levels of competition. For more information, visit http://www.stx.com.

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