Lacrosse Tournament Proceeds Buy AEDs For Non-Profits


A lacrosse tournament this weekend in the Town of Maine will bring in teams from Canada, North Carolina and the State of Maine.

The 10th annual Southern Tier Shoot Out takes place both days inside the dome at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex.

It’s the largest indoor lacrosse contest in the country.

It raises money and awareness for the John Mack Foundation which provides AED’s to non-profit organizations.

It honors John Mack who died from a stick check to the chest during a lacrosse club match at a facility that lacked an AED.

The foundation sets up an information table at the tournament.

“We’re here to talk about it and we usually have a lot of conversations with mothers and coaches and organizers of these teams. And a lot of them are looking for help getting AEDs for their own programs,” said tournament director Rob Mack.

Mack says the event typically raises about $10,000 which covers the purchase of eight or more AEDs.

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SOURCE: WIVT/WBGH NewsChannel 34