Flags

As a fundraiser and tribute to veterans, in 2011 the Skaneateles High School girls’ lacrosse team sold American flags for $30 each and put them in Clift and Shotwell parks, each flag honoring a veteran of the buyers’ choice.  The team plans to donate some of the money to the local American Legion post and use the remainder to pay for staffing, equipment and other costs during the lacrosse season.

“We always try to do something that gives back to the community,” said Bridget Marquardt, Skaneateles varsity girls’ lacrosse coach.  In 2005, her Lakers won the New York Class C championship with a perfect 24-0 record, and ended the season ranked #5 nationally by Inside Lacrosse magazine. Her 2006 team repeated as New York Class C champions with a 21-3 record.

My thanks to the coach and her team, sterling examples of what high school athletics should be all about.

Photo by the Skaneateles Press.

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