Pittsburgh, PA – University of Pittsburgh Men’s lacrosse team will host their 2018 annual community event, Lace Up with LAX, dedicated to donating shoes to children who are homeless. Event is 2/16/18 at 8pm (Pitt vs. Boston College), 2/17/18 at 1pm (Boston College vs. Michigan State), and 2/18/18 at 2pm (Pitt vs. Michigan State) in the Pitt Sports Dome.
We are participating in Lace Up With LAX in our opening weekend. These three lacrosse games involve lacrosse players, coaches, spectators and the community donating and bringing new pairs of shoes for children who are homeless to the game. The mission of this national nonprofit organization is to define the legacy of our players off the field by helping end homelessness one step at a time.” Since Lace Up With LAX’s inception in 2013, over 2000 pairs of NEW shoes have been donated to homeless shelters throughout the United States.
The original project began in 2013 with a single school, Pope High School. Since inception, the Lace Up With LAX model has spread to over 100 teams in high schools, colleges, universities and independent lacrosse programs in the United States, Canada and England mostly by word of mouth or through their website: www.laceupwithlax.org.
Pitt Men’s Lacrosse’s Lace Up With LAX event is open to the public. Each attendee is asked to bring at least one pair of new children’s shoes to the game.