FoJ Elite Women’s Lacrosse
FoJ Elite Women’s Lacrosse Starting Up In 2013
The Friends of Jaclyn is pleased to announce the formation of FoJ Elite, the first ever Friends of Jaclyn women’s team.
The players signed on to FoJ Elite for more than an opportunity to play lacrosse. Each player has committed to helping raise awareness about pediatric brain tumors and doing what she can individually in her own personal and professional network to make people aware of how devastating pediatric brain tumors are. The majority of players have direct experience with the foundation from their college teams and know firsthand how important an organization like FoJ is in helping the children and their families cope through such difficult times.
Team Captain Artemis Spruill laid out the expectations early and required each players to give a personal statement about why being a part of the FoJ Elite team would be meaningful.
“ When Bergan Foley brought FOJ to Louisville Lacrosse, we were given the gift of little Emily Beck of Cleveland, OH on my team”, said Louisville alum Danielle Hale (2010), now a senior account executive at CMM Public Relations in New York City. “Emily received her treatments at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, so our team was able to travel a short distance to be with her during her most difficult times. Emily is also from my hometown, which allowed me to spend time with her and her family during my visits back to Cleveland. Partaking in Emily’s journey brought an incredible perspective to the Louisville lax team– while our days of preparation and training were tough, we knew in the back of our minds that Emily was fighting the ultimate battle. I couldn’t be more excited to be given the opportunity to help promote the message for FOJ beyond my collegiate lacrosse years.”
Former Northwestern team member and national champion Laura Glassanos Callahan (2006) said “I love lacrosse and know Jaclyn well from my time at Northwestern. I am excited to play but even more excited to play for a cause I feel as strongly about as this one!”
“The fact that these women have committed to help FoJ speaks volumes about what they experienced and were exposed to in FoJ during the college playing days. Being involved with a child who battled a brain tumor is a life-changing experience. We at FoJ couldn’t be happier that these women have committed to this team concept and are very grateful for their involvement. ” said FoJ Founder Denis Murphy.
Support the FoJ Elite WLAX today: FoJ Elite Donation Page
Team 2013 Schedule:
- Powerball Lacrosse Atlantic City, NJ July 12-14
- Lake Tahoe, NY July 19-21
- Lake Placid Open, Lake Placid, NY – August 8-11
- Ocean City Classic, Ocean City, MD – August 14-18
- Cayenne Pepper Lax Jamboree – TBA (Late Summer)
- LaxtoberFest Annapolis, MD – October 5- 6
- Hawaii Invitational, Honolulu - October 25-27
For FoJ Elite sponsorship opportunities , please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome New Team Sponsor!
Kelly Insurance Group / Baltimore, MD