Lacrosse Team Participating in 2010 Friends of Jaclyn Week

Lacrosse Team Participating in 2010 Friends of Jaclyn Week

PHILADELPHIA - Continuing their support of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, the Temple lacrosse team is dedicating its home matches on Wednesday and Saturday to the 2010 Friends of Jaclyn Week. The Owls would like to invite any families of children with pediatric brain tumors to the match on Saturday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m.

Any families interested in attending can contact Head Coach Bonnie Rosen by email at lacrosse@temple.edu.

Temple's home games are held at Geasey Field on campus, located at 15th and Norris. Temple's Athletics Marketing Department will be set up near the entrance with game programs and other materials related to the organization. The weather outlook for both of this week's games is favorable, with sunny and warm conditions forecast.

The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children with pediatric brain tumors and their families. Through the “Adopt-a-Child” program, FOJ creates lasting relationships between children battling pediatric brain tumors and athletic teams. The child becomes an honorary team member, gaining a new group of friends, and the team gets inspiration from the child. FOJ's programs are based on love, support, and friendship between the child, the child's family, and his or her “adopted” team. There are currently over 200 children across the country adopted in twenty different sports. 1,300 teams are waiting to adopt.

Temple lacrosse had an adopted child, Devon Lam, who sadly lost her battle in December, 2008. The Owls have remained huge supporters of the organization.

At both Wednesday's 4:00 p.m. match against Princeton and the Saturday game against UMass, the team will wear special t-shirts for its warm-up. The Owls will face tough opponents in both games, as Princeton is the current No. 19 team in the nation and UMass is the defending Atlantic 10 champion.

For those interested in learning more about the organization, please visit www.friendsofjaclyn.org.
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