Medina lacrosse raises funds for Hospice by bench pressing pounds

Staff Reports Posted 21 June 2016 at 12:00 am

Provided Photo, Hospice of Orleans

MEDINA – Before classes ended at Medina High School, Hospice of Orleans received a generous surprise on a recent Monday morning.

Gordy Luthart, coach of the Medina High School Varsity Lacrosse team hand delivered a check for $593. Luthart explained that the members of the team had received pledges based on the amount of weight they lifted in the bench press (ex. 5 cents per pound), while others received flat rate donations.

He also shared that many of the players experienced Hospice first-hand, or had known someone that had been cared for by Hospice and were “excited to give to such a worthy organization!”

These donations are important to providing services and care for people that are facing serious illness, as well as family members/friends that find themselves in the role of caregiver.

For the pounds lifted during this fundraiser, it is the hope of those at Hospice that the team understands the weight they’ve lifted from someone else’s shoulders.

“The generosity they’ve demonstrated is inspiring and we are so thankful to have their support,” said Development Coordinator Brittany Dix.