The Troy Colts boys varsity lacrosse team helped raise some $15,000 for Angels of Hope during a charity game May 11 at home against Clarkston.
“It was a way for us to give back to the community,” said Troy High School varsity coach Towbey Kassa, who also coaches the Oakland University girls lacrosse team in Rochester Hills.
Kassa’s Troy Colts team, which won the charity game, wanted to help kids in need and this was the perfect opportunity. Days before the game, pediatric oncologists from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and representatives from Angels of Hope helped the team members learn about cancer and the tough fight that kids and families have when battling the disease.
The funds the players raised from the charity game (proceeds from special wristbands, game admission, T-shirts, program and uniform sponsors and more) went toward the nonprofit organization.
“We were super happy that we could contribute in this way,” co-captain and senior Nick Kondoleon said.