Lacrosse Dad Hopeful That His “Championship Challenge” Will Land The Fast Growing Sport New Fans and Raise Money For Charity
The father of two team Valor lacrosse players, Rick Narkiewicz, is hosting an event for the 2019 Men’s Lacrosse Championship which begins on May 8th and is being held in Philadelphia. The free event will be similar to the basketball brackets that engage fun competition among an office, family or group of friends. The host will be giving away over $1,000 in prizes for the inaugural event with the intent to grow it into a team fundraiser.
“Lacrosse is such an exciting sport, we have made many friends on the sidelines and we look forward to expanding our circle of friends for years to come. The action never stops and the people are great. ” States Narkiewicz.
The event is intended for parents, coaches and former players above the age of 18. Click here to reserve your spot in the challenge provided you fit the general criteria. Space is limited.
The players will use a point system for each round and ultimately picking the tournament champion. Ties are broken by players picking the total score of the championship game followed by the player that selected that score first. “If there is still a tie after all of that, we will rely on the proven method of Rock, scissors, paper.”
“What sets the Valor Lacrosse experience apart is that it isn’t just about sports. The young people on Team Valor are taught the importance of humility and service to one’s community and country. These young people do community service. They learn about the sacrifices of our military personnel. They are taught to be focused and goal-oriented. In short, the most important values and skills are instilled in them, through a series of teachable moments.” States Narkiewicz.
The host operates a free college football pool that has been growing over the last five years. He gives away over $300 in prizes each week. The event targets the commercial real estate industry, has 12 corporate sponsors and raises thousands of dollars for charity annually. “I started it as a fun way to promote a new 500,000 SF warehouse I was hired to find a tenant for. Although I cannot prove it was fully leased because of this unique marketing event, the client loved the idea… so therefore it worked.”