From Press Release -- The women’s lacrosse season is underway across the country, but in the state of Michigan, 15 collegiate women’s lacrosse programs are coming together for several charity games to assist with the Flint water crisis.
Women’s lacrosse teams from the NAIA level to Division I across the state are set to play in a series of charity games during the 2016 season to help raise money for the Flint water crisis.
The women’s lacrosse programs participating are Adrian, Albion, Alma, Aquinas, Calvin, Central Michigan, Davenport, Detroit, Grand Valley State, Hope, Kalamazoo,Lawrence Tech, Michigan, Olivet and Siena Heights.
Proceeds from the various charity games will go towards the Community Foundation of Great Flint (www.flintkids.org).
Teams are involved in the effort in different ways with some of the squads raising awareness, while others are collecting donations that will help with the medical treatment of the Flint youth affected by the water crisis.
The charity games will take place during the season from February through April.
About Flint Water Crisis: The Flint water crisis started in April 2014 and has continued into 2016 as drinking water has been contaminated with lead contamination, leading to public health problems.
Many residents in Flint are still unable to get clean water. President Obama declared a federal state of emergency for Flint in January 2016.
Flint is the state’s seventh largest city with a population close to 100,000 people and is located 66 miles northwest of Detroit.