Daily Archives: August 17, 2010

Lacrosse “Over 40”: Lacrosse Leagues Form For Men Over 40 As The “Gansett Grays” Demonstrate (Video)


NBC 10’s Frank Carpano reports on the Gansett Grays an over 40 lacrosse team.

NCAA College Men’s Lacrosse Recruiting: “Inside Lacrosse” Ranks North Carolina, Syracuse, Maryland, Virginia And Duke As Top 5 Classes As Denver Fails To Make Top 20


 

Top 20 Men’s Division I Classes

20. Fairfield
19. Stony Brook
18. Navy   
17. Penn State
16. Yale
15. Army
14. UMBC
13. Towson
12. Cornell
11. Notre Dame
10. Princeton
9. Harvard
8. Ohio State
7. Penn
6. Johns Hopkins
5. Duke
4. Virginia
3. Maryland
2. Syracuse
1. North Carolina

Lacrosse Helping Others: Major League Lacrosse Player Tim Goettelmann Started “Monster’s Kids” And Has Raised Over $100,000 Including Portions Of His Salary To Make Donations To Pediatric Hospitals


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On the lacrosse field, Tim Goettelmann's imposing height and aggressive style have earned him the nickname "The Monster." But off the field, Tim prefers to help kids rather than scare them.

Power in You new

Tim Goettelmann, a professional lacrosse player who is currently attackman for the Long Island Lizards, was reading the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are to his two young daughters when he was struck by a revelation.

“Reading that book to Emerson and Stella reminded me of how blessed I am to have a happy and healthy family,” he says. “That feeling inspired me to give my time and money to kids who are in need.”
 

 

Monster’s Kids Is Born

This past summer, Tim established a charitable foundation dedicated to supporting pediatric hospitals  — and as a nod to both his lacrosse nickname and his favorite piece of children’s literature, Tim dubbed it “Monster’s Kids.”

As an inaugural act of philanthropy, Monster’s Kids made a $5,000 gift to Schneider Children’s Hospital (SCH) in New Hyde Park, which Tim — a Manhasset native — chose because of its location. “It’s around the corner from where I grew up, and it’s the only children’s hospital on Long Island,” he says.

The generous donation was comprised of Tim’s paychecks from his final two Long Island games of the 2009 lacrosse season, as well as a matching gift from the Lizards and an additional $100 for every goal scored by the team during those two games.

But Tim intends for his relationship with SCH to extend far deeper than monetary contributions. He recently stopped by the hospital to visit with the children receiving treatment there, and he found it to be a life-changing experience.

“It was so nice to talk to the children, and it was really amazing to see what’s available for them and for their families at this hospital,” he says. “It’s clear to me that they’re getting the best care in the world.”

Looking Ahead

What’s next for Monster’s Kids? Plenty! Tim is in the process of planning a dinner event to take place this winter, with the intention of raising both funds and awareness for SCH. He’s also working with SCH staff and the Lizards to dedicate a 2010 home game to the children at the hospital.

One thing’s for sure: Tim may be intimidating while handling a lacrosse stick, but at heart he’s the kindest, most compassionate “Monster” a kid could ever hope to meet!

Click the thumbnails to see larger photos of Tim and his family:

The Power Is in You, Too!

Like Tim, you have the power to help so many people live healthier, happier lives. By making a gift to North Shore-LIJ’s 2009 Annual Giving Campaign today, you’re providing unrestricted support that we can put to use wherever it’s needed most — including enhancing programs and services that lead to better care for every single one of our patients. Because you never know when that patient might be you.

California College Women’s Lacrosse Recruiting: UCLA Women’s Lacrosse Announces 7 Student-Athletes In Class Of 2014


The Bruins welcome seven new members starting in the fall of 2010. The team also expects to bring in several walk on players over the course of fall quarter, which will continue to strengthen the development of the program. Congratulations to the following freshmen!

Chantel Celotto (Redondo Beach, CA/Redondo Union)
Emily Chen (Monte Sereno, CA/Los Gatos)
Deanna Hong (Dublin, CA/Dublin)
Allie Hornstra (San Ramon, CA/California)
Kelley McCarroll-Gilbert (Denver, CO/Denver East)
Courtney Randall (San Ramon, CA/California)
Molly Shiverick (Shaker Heights, OH/Hathaway Brown)

For more:   http://uclabruins.ialax.com/index.php?section=news&story=42