If you’re coming to watch Yorktown and John Jay bump helmets tomorrow, and you better have a darn good excuse if you’re missing this one, please bring your wallet.
The game is very well attended in both communities, and has provided a forum to spotlight worthy causes and raise funds. Each year, the host school picks a charity. Yorktown coach Dave Marr selected Multiple Sclerosis because his daughter’s fourth-grade teacher, Adele Kivel, is fighting the disease, and all proceeds will go to her “Reach for the Stars” team that participates in the annual MS Walk.
The game will be at 1 p.m. at Yorktown High School.
Classes from Crompond School will be at the game volunteering time to help raise money for the cause. They will be selling t-shirts and conducting a 50/50 raffle. Any donations are greatly appreciated.
Don’t even look at the weather forecast, bundle up and get to this game. If you enjoy lacrosse, or have ever complained about me spending too much time and space covering Yorktown and John Jay, come an get a first-hand look. There simply aren’t many games like this one in Section 1 in any sport. It’s a longstanding rivalry that has atmosphere, intensity, and legitimate marquee value with so many future collegiate players going at each other.