WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men’s lacrosse team participated in the Rodman Ride for Kids to raise money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program on Sept. 23, raising over $11,000. The Rodman Ride is a gift-matching charity aimed at raising funds for youth-focused social-service organizations in Massachusetts.
Twenty-three members of the men’s lacrosse team participated in the 25-mile ride in Foxborough, Mass. and two members of the team finished the race in first and second place. The remaining 20 student-athletes volunteered throughout the event, at various stations within the Ride.
The team participated in the 2017 Rodman Ride for Kids to fundraise for the Big Brothers program. John’s Brothers was started by the team 17 years ago in honor of teammate John Price, who passed away suddenly. In order to continue John’s Brothers, the team fundraises $10,000 each year. The team reached their goal of $10,000, raising over $11,000, in order to support the program at the Rodman Ride.
Connor Waldron led the team in fundraising, setting a personal goal for himself of $1,000. Waldron raised $1,786 for the event. Charlie Keating also broke his personal goal of $1,000 by raising $1,047.
The inception of John’s Brothers came in 2000 when Price died suddenly. A religious studies major, Price volunteered much of his time to community service and had plans to work as a lawyer in the field of human rights. In his honor, the team started John’s Brothers in 2000, which is a Big Brother program. As part of the John’s Brothers initiative, the team spends time with their littles at the Canterbury School’s after school program, playing games and tutoring each week.
Click Here to visit the team’s Rodman Ride page to support their cause.