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Morrisville State men’s lacrosse raises $2,877 for Wounded Warrior Project

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s lacrosse team, together with the Morrisville and surrounding communities, raised more than $2,800 Saturday, April 16th for the Wounded Warrior Project, raising awareness about the program which helps injured service members returning home from battle.

All proceeds from the contest against Medaille were donated to the program, including admission, 50/50 ticket and other raffle sales, along with general donation buckets. Morrisville State also sported special camouflage Wounded Warrior jerseys, which were auctioned off, and collected additional funds for the cause totaling $2,277.

“The support we received from the public for the Wounded Warrior Project, and the generosity of area businesses allowed us to exceed our goal,” Morrisville State head lacrosse coach Jason Longo said.

“We were thrilled to be a part of the program’s cause and look forward to working with the WWP again in the future to support their mission.”

Founded in 2003, the WWP was created to honor and empower wounded warriors who incur service-related wounds, injuries and illnesses while serving in our country’s military branches since September 11, 2001.

The Mustangs were also joined by several veterans who had served in various military branches, as well as the Color Guard from Detachment 520 Air Force Reserve Officer’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Cornell University, for the special event.

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