One of the marquee boys lacrosse games of the season in the Hudson Valley is set for Friday night. And all the attention and spectators Yorktown-John Jay-CR will bring added awareness for a good cause.
The rivalry matchup is part of the foundation “Kindness Over Muscular Dystrophy” (KOMD) and will raise money to support the fight against a disease that has impacted the John Jay community.
Conner Curran is a 7-year-old boy fighting the disease whose parents, Jessica and Chris, both attended John Jay High School. Chris Curran currently works in the Lewisboro Maintenance Department.
Both teams will wear KOMD decals on their helmets on Friday, as well as red KOMD shirts in warmups. Spectators who attend the game are encouraged to wear red and to use #ConnerStrong on social media.
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Tickets for the game are $2 or three for $5 and there will be a variety of raffles, including five ski lift tickets to Windham Mountain Resort and other merchandise. All proceeds go to research and clinical trials.
John Jay-Cross River and Yorktown enter the season as the top two boys lacrosse teams in the Hudson Valley and are the favorites to meet in the Section 1 Class B final. Yorktown has beaten Jay in the title game the last three seasons and six of the past eight.
Anyone interested in helping to find a cure for this fatal disease can spread kindness and awareness in an effort to help advance research and treatment by using #KOMD #KindnessoverMuscularDystrophy #ConnerStrong or by donating to www.parentprojectmd.org/KOMD.