University of Pittsburgh Men’s Lacrosse
c/o Jason Rickel – Head Coach
1313 Chartwell Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15241
The University of Pittsburgh Men’s lacrosse team will host their 2018 community event, Lace Up with LAX, dedicated to donating shoes to children who are homeless. The games are scheduled for February 16th at 9pm, February 17th at 2pm, and February 18th at 3pm at the Pitt Sports Dome.
The University of Pittsburgh Men’s Lacrosse team is participating in Lace Up With LAX. This lacrosse game involves 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.
The University of Pittsburgh Men’s Lacrosse Team’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.