The Sacred Heart Valkyries and Trinity Shamrocks annual Rock the Heart lacrosse game on October 27 raised more than $5800 for Catholic Relief Services. This organization eases suffering and assists people in need in more than 100 countries, regardless of race, religion, or nationality. The Most Rev. Shelton J. Fabre, Archbishop of Louisville, a member of the Board of Directors for CRS, attended the event to speak with and bless the players before the game.
“The game, now in its twelfth year, features high school lacrosse play with girls vs. boys, playing by the girl’s rules and with girl’s equipment,” said Dennis Truman, SHA varsity lacrosse coach. “There are substantial bragging rights, but more importantly, proceeds benefit Catholic Relief Services and their mission to promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies.”
SHA Principal Kelly Lanza is proud of the efforts of all the students involved in the planning from SHA and THS, adding, “In addition to our students’ service efforts, this also aligns with our International Baccalaureate academic program, where students are required to research and organize an event that benefits those in need and includes a global perspective. We are excited to welcome Archbishop Fabre to our school!"
Trinity won the battle of the sticks this year, but it was a fierce and friendly competition. The stands at Horton Field on Sacred Heart's Ursuline Campus were packed and more than $5800 was raised for CRS.
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