By Marie Letterii | 11/26/12 4:43 PM
The Lizards would like to thank everyone who came out for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Clinic at Maud Sherwood Elementary school in Islip this past Saturday. Thanks to the participation of nearly 100 students, and the sponsorship of the event by Atlantic Hyundai, the Lizards will be making a $5,000 donation to the Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief fund.
Lizards head coach Joe Spallina, along with players Tommy Palasek, Michael Skudin, and Chris Passavia helped to lead students of all ages and skill levels through a variety of stations, focusing on different fundamental lacrosse skills. Members of the Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team also came out to lend a hand to the young girls at the clinic.
Many of the Lizards players and staff experienced Sandy’s devastation first hand, and were eager to help give back to those who were hit the hardest. “I was really humbled to see all of those families come out and support the Sandy relief,” said Lizards defenseman Michael Skudin. “Coming from Long Beach and knowing friends and families that lost everything I was really thankful to see the Long Island community come together to help others.”
Atlantic Hyundai sponsored the event, helping the Lizards to make a total donation of $5,000. “Atlantic Hyundai, the number one Hyundai dealer in the country, is happy to give back to the community,” said Dan Toomey, the General Manager of Atlantic Hyundai. The clinic was organized with the help of the Islip PTA and Maud Sherwood Elementary, who kindly donated use of the field. Islip PTA also collected non-perishable food items at the event, which will be donated to a local food pantry.
A full schedule of Lizards camps and clinics will be released shortly. For more information about this, or any future Lizards clinics, please contact Marie Letterii, Director of Youth Lacrosse, at Marie@LongIslandLizards.com.