October 15, 2009

W&J Raises $2K for Parkinson's Research

from staff reports

WASHINGTON, Pa. - The Washington & Jefferson College men's lacrosse team raised over $2,000 last weekend for Parkinson's disease research and prevention during its annual fall tournament at Alexandre Stadium. 

The idea to raise money during the tournament was a collaborative effort between W&J and Wheeling Jesuit University.  Donations also came from other schools participating in the tournament: Seton Hill University, Lake Erie College, Walsh University and Mercyhurst College-North East.  

A total of $2,225.96 was raised during the tournament from gate receipts and donations.  Referees who worked the games also donated their fees.

"The fall tournament was a big success and we were thrilled with how much money we raised for research of this disease," said W&J Head Coach Chad Moore.  "All of these schools came together for a great cause and we hope to continue it in the future.  I am proud of our student-athletes and fans." 

Washington & Jefferson begins its seventh season under Moore this spring.  The Presidents open the 2010 campaign on Feb. 27th (Noon) at home versus Susquehanna.  W&J established a school record last season with eight victories. 

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