Entertainment will be provided by Maryland Live Casino, and all proceeds will go to the Paul Rabil Foundation, which specializes in benefiting children with learning disabilities.
The event, which runs from 7 p.m. to midnight, is open to those age 21 and older; it will include a silent auction, wine and martini tasting, and top-shelf open bar. The gala is black tie optional, and the total cost of the event is $125, covering the cost of production, with all other proceeds going to the Paul Rabil Foundation. Washington Capitals and lacrosse play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati will serve as the master of ceremonies.
For more information on the event and full ticket information, go to paulrabilfoundation.org/#holidayModule.
Last year's event, also at Sammy's, raised more than $30,000 for the Lab Schools of Baltimore and Washington.
Sticks for Soldiers raises more than $65K
Last weekend, more than 700 high school boys and girls lacrosse players on 46 teams — and over 400 adult volunteers, supporters, active military, alumni and spectators — braved the cold and wind in Fairfield, Conn., and came together to raise more than $65,000 for two severely wounded Connecticut soldiers – including
Proceeds from this year's efforts, a new high, will support the rehabilitation needs of Galeazzi, of Glastonbury, Conn., and Marine Corps Sgt. Greg Caron of Ellington, Conn. Both men were seriously wounded with bilateral leg amputations and other injuries in separate IED explosions in Afghanistan in 2011.
The tournament and related activities have now raised more than $225,000 since 2006.
Donations are still being accepted for this year and may be sent payable to Sticks for Soldiers Inc., PO Box 475, Fairfield, Conn. 06824. For more information, go to sticksforsoldiers.org or contact Jim Tommins at firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2013 tournament is planned for Saturday, Nov. 30, and the nonprofit is interested in spreading this tournament concept to other host schools around the country.
Lafayette announced the addition of freshman Ben Falcone (McDonogh) to the roster. Falcone recorded a .640 save percentage his senior year, going 15-4, and earned two varsity letters in lacrosse, football and squash. … Winthrop announced that seniors Danielle Baker (Glenelg), Lauren Bundick (Dulaney), Sydney Cope (