Pioneer and Skyline lacrosse programs raise $5,000 for Vada Murray Fund through fundraising games
Courtesy of Jeff Terrell
The Pioneer and Skyline boys and girls lacrosse teams raised $5,000 for the Vada Murray Fund for Cancer Research during a pair of fundraising games last Friday.
The two schools held intrasquad games between its boys and girls teams and raised money by selling tickets and t-shirts.
Murray was a former Michigan football player and longtime Ann Arbor police officer who died in 2011 from lung cancer. Money raised through the Vada Murray fund goes toward funding cancer researchers at the University of Michigan.
Murray’s widow, Sarah Murray, and Ann Arbor Police Chief John Seto were present at the games and served as guest coaches. Both games featured brothers and sisters taking faceoffs against one another
The Skyline men won 5-4 in overtime, and the Pioneer women won 9-7.
The Vada Murray fund is also in the preliminary stages of organizing an Ann Arbor City Tournament for high school lacrosse next season at Michigan Stadium. The event would feature the boys and girls teams from Pioneer, Skyline, Huron and Father Gabriel Richard, and precede a University of Michigan game.