(April 4, 2013) Coastal Lacrosse Club has partnered with Salisbury University for its third annual “Lax for Leukemia” fundraiser. On Saturday, the Salisbury men’s lacrosse team will host Mary Washington at 1 p.m. along with the “Lax for Leukemia” fundraiser. The impetus for the fundraiser is Salisbury midfielder Alex Nieves, who was diagnosed with Leukemia in December 2010. After undergoing eight rounds of chemotherapy, Nieves is currently in remission. He is back on the lacrosse field after being sidelined for two years. His “comeback” game was Feb. 10, at Salisbury.
On Sunday, Coastal Lacrosse will host Atlantic, Middletown, Milford and Shore Kaos for a Play Day. Games start at 10 a.m. at the Worcester County Northern Complex in Berlin.
Coastal will accept donations for the “Lax for Leukemia” fund. All proceeds from a bake sale will also benefit the fund. Nieves and other memebers of the Salisbury men’s lacrosse team will be on hand selling “Lax for Leukemia” T-shirts and signing autographs.