November 11th Tournament to Benefit Families Battling ALS
The Peace Report Lacrosse Blog is pleased to be apart of the fourth annual Big12 Lacrosse fall invitational set for the weekend of November 11 at Blandair Park in Columbia, Md. PRLB will have wall to wall coverage of the Fall Invitational. Including player interviews, social media updates and a Top Players who Impressed list after the event.
Here’s the press release on the event via Maroon PR-
Baltimore, Md. — Big12 Lacrosse Events, a tournament arm of Rock Lacrosse, will host its 4th annual Big12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Blandair Park in Columbia, Maryland. Proceeds from the tournament will once again benefit the Brigance Brigade Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that supports people battling ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and their families.
Kevin Mayer, Executive Director Big12 Lacrosse Events, established the Big12 Fall Invitational to provide high school freshmen, sophomore and junior teams a competitive fall tournament experience — combining Elite level competition, NCAA DI, DII, DIII evaluation, and recruiting exposure for the team/players participating. The tournament brings a much-needed awareness to ALS as the Brigance Brigade Foundation, whose mission is to equip, encourage and empower people living with ALS, will be Big12 Lacrosse Events charitable partner for the event.
“The Brigance Brigade Foundation is incredibly grateful for this continued partnership with Big12 Lacrosse Events” said Amanda Mummert, Foundation Director of the Brigance Brigade Foundation. “We always enjoy working with Kevin and his team, and we can’t wait to see everyone come out and have a blast playing lacrosse all while supporting the families in their community battling with ALS.”
In 2018, the Big 12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational raised more than $6,000 for the Brigance Brigade Foundation, a total that organizers hope to surpass this year. The battle against ALS holds a special place in Coach Mayer’s heart. Frank “Lynn” Mayer, Kevin’s father, passed away while battling ALS in 2001. During Mr. Mayer’s battle with the disease, the support garnered — outside of medical attention — had a definitive and significant impact on the quality of his life and the Mayer family during his remaining years.
“The services and support that the Brigance Brigade Foundation provides to families are incredibly important, as I saw firsthand while I experienced my father’s battle,” said Kevin Mayer, Director of Big12 Lacrosse Events. “That’s why are continuing our support of the foundation and working hard to raise even more money, families battling ALS need our help.”
Big12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational is an invitational event. If a team or individual is interested in participating, a contact form can be filled out at http://www.big12lacrosse-events.com. Those willing to offer support to the Brigance Brigade Foundation can visit http://www.brigancebrigade.org and when donating, enter ‘Big12’ into the comment box within the link/donation area.
About Big12 Lacrosse Events
Big12 Lacrosse Events, a tournament arm of Rock Lacrosse, headquartered in Brooklandville, MD provides elite recruiting tournament and individual showcase platform delivered in boutique settings at the Baltimore area’s top athletic facilitates. Big12 Lacrosse events delivers Big12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational, Big12 Summer Invitational and North American Club Lacrosse Championship, Big12 Summer Individual Showcase at Homewood Field — Johns Hopkins University, and Homewood Havoc early spring middle school showcase at Homewood Field. Proceeds from Big12 Fall Invitational go to the Brigance Brigade Foundation, assisting families with members suffering from ALS.
About the Brigance Brigade Foundation:
Following his diagnosis of ALS in 2007, former NFL player O.J. Brigance and his wife Chanda created the Brigance Brigade Foundation to equip, encourage and empower People living with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). The mission of the Brigance Brigade Foundation is to improve the quality of life for PALS and their families by providing access to support services, needed equipment, and resource guidance. For more information on the Brigance Brigade, visit www.brigancebrigade.org.