Men's lacrosse to hold Clinic for a Cause

Dream Factory

Once again, the Cornell men’s lacrosse team will host its annual Save the Day fundraising event for the Dream Factory of Central New York, holding the Clinic for a Cause April 23, 11:21-2 p.m., with registration at 10:30 a.m., at Schoellkopf Field.

Members of the Cornell men's lacrosse team will be on hand to teach skills, give instruction and run games with youth lacrosse players (grades 3 through 8). Afterwards, participants will be treated to a tour of the Big Red locker room, as well as an autograph session and pizza party with the Big Red.

Proceeds from the clinic will benefit the Dream Factory of CNY, which grants dreams to critically and chronically ill children in the local area. 

Reserve your spot now by contacting Charlie Estill at cpe25@cornell.edu, 607-220-9937. Registration on-site begins at 10:30 a.m. at the field entrance to Schoellkopf Field. Donation: $40 per participant.

The Dream Factory

The Dream Factory of Central New York is a local chapter of a national non-profit that grants dreams to critically and chronically ill children. It is the second-largest wish-granting organization in the United States. Should you know a child who might be eligible for a dream, or for more information about the Dream Factory, visit http://www.dreamfactoryinc.org/, or contact centralnewyork@dreamfactoryinc.org, or call 607-272-1264.

The Save the Day program

In February 2003, Cornell's then-junior goaltender Kyle Miller was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. Despite his doctor's prognosis that he would not play collegiate lacrosse again, Miller made a triumphant return to the Big Red, seeing action in six games during the 2005 season. During the summer of 2003, while Miller was at home undergoing treatment, Ian Rosenberger '04 and David Pittard '04 decided to do something to support their teammate. The senior class chose to raise money to help children that were faced with chronic and critical illnesses. After teaming up with the Tompkins Trust Company and The Central New York Chapter of the Dream Factory, the Cornell lacrosse team founded the Save the Day fundraising program in the spring of 2004.  This year’s Clinic for a Cause will continue to support Cornell Lacrosse’s fundraising effort for the Dream Factory.