Lacrosse Club Donates to Teammates’ Family

Highlanders present funds to help Santos family

Following a successful spring season, the Highlanders Lacrosse Club — players, coaches, parents and friends — chose to make a gift to the family of their teammates Darrin, Daniel and Mikayla Santos. The Santos’ lost their Cold Spring home to a fire in May. Coach Rick Mekeel presented a check for $5,000 to Darrin Sr. and Melissa Santos at a ceremony held July 26 in the Parish Hall of the Our Lady of Loretto Church in Cold Spring.

All the money was raised by the club, also known as P.L.A.Y. (Philipstown Lacrosse Association for Youth), over the course of its 2015 season. The highlight of the season is the annual P.L.A.Y. DAY celebration, which features games with teams from neighboring towns and a barbecue for all the participants.

“Dawn Etta had the idea, which was quickly embraced by the rest of us. It was a unanimous decision on the part of everyone associated with the Highlanders that the money we raised should go to Darrin, Daniel and Mikayla’s family,” said Tim Donovan, who established the club 22 years ago.

The Highlanders Lacrosse Club, founded in 1993, teaches boys and girls in Philipstown how to play and enjoy the game of lacrosse while developing lifelong leadership skills and enduring friendships. For more information, contact Nat Prentice at 845-661-8937.

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