September 21, 2009

Dowling to Host Manhattan, Stony Brook

from press release

Dowling College Athletics and the Dowling Men's Lacrosse team have announced that the 2nd Annual Wishmakers Fall Classic will be held on Sunday, October 18th at Golden Lions Field in Brookhaven, NY. Dowling will play host to Stony Brook University and Manhattan College for the day as the teams face off against each other in three separate matches.

All proceeds from the gate as well as money raised from 50/50 and prize raffles, concession sales, and merchandise sales will go towards the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help children with life-threatening illnesses fulfill their dreams. Last year, the inaugural Wishmakers Fall Classic raised over $4,000 for the cause as Dowling faced off against Manhattan College, C.W. Post University, and Sacred Heart University. Over 400 people were present to show their support on the chilly October day.

This year, the day will start with the Golden Lions facing DI Stony Brook University at 10:00am. At noon, Stony Brook will next face Manhattan College and then the day will finish with Dowling taking on Manhattan at 2:00pm.

"With the success of the Fall Classic last year, we are happy to once again play host to some good teams while raising money for a great cause." Said head coach, Tim Boyle.

During the 2008-2009 school year, Dowling raised $17,347.90 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, more money raised than any other single DII institution in NCAA history.

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