Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Come Out for the "Be Legendary" Lacrosse Family Fun Day

By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe)

This week brings a great event for those looking to honor the memory of late Tantasqua lacrosse coach John Pedace, and help a worthy cause.

Thursday from 4 to 6 pm at the Brookings School in Springfield will be the first ever "Be Legendary" Lacrosse Family Fun day, with all profits going to support local programs and activities for underprivileged kids in the Springfield area, including potentially helping a few local lacrosse programs get off the ground. The event was organized by coach Pedace's niece Cecelia, her friend Julia and, of course, his sister Gianna.

For those wondering why the event won't be near Tantasqua, well, John was kind of a big deal throughout the state.

Originally a Western Mass guy, John actually founded the Minnechaug lacrosse program. On a somewhat related note, the Falcons played a double-overtime thriller with his Tantasqua boys earlier this year, edging the Warriors 12-11 before both teams went on to the state tournament.

Anyways, the event will feature carnival-style games using lacrosse equipment, skills competitions and exhibition games, along with a presentation by college and pro lacrosse legend Matt Streibel. You get all that, and much more, for just a dollar to enter. So, if you love lacrosse, loved coach Pedace, or just want to support a great cause, come on out this Thursday.

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