Supporting Mike Pane
Dear CA Lacrosse Supporters,
My name is Randy Groot. I am one of the board members of the original "Friends Of Canandaigua Lacrosse." The mission of the Friends Of Canandaigua Lacrosse is to provide support to the alumni of Canandaigua Lacrosse who are in need. In 1995 Ed Mulheron and I started the Canandaigua Youth Lacrosse program. One of the original youth participants was Mike Pane. Mike continued to play Lacrosse for CA until he graduated in 2004. He helped the Braves to the Class A Sectional Finals in 2003 and was a big part of the Braves winning the Section V Class A Championship in 2004. Mike was an All-League selection both of those years. Mike went on to play lacrosse for Division I Binghamton University. Mike continued his involvement with the Canandaigua Lacrosse family as an assistant on the coaching staff including 2009 when the team won the NYS Class B Championship. I am writing this little note to alert the entire Canandaigua Lacrosse community of a fund raising event for Mike that is in the near future (see below for details). I am a graduate of Canandaigua Academy (1979) and a former coach both at the youth level and for the school district. It has always been my experience that one of the reasons Canandaigua is the Chosen Spot, and Canandaigua Lacrosse is the Chosen Sport, is our commitment to take care of our own! Please consider supporting this event in any way that you can, either by attending the event or the donation of raffle items. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 585-967-8961, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Randall S. Groot
Tickets will be available at the CA vs. Victor varsity lacrosse game on Thursday, 4/28 at 7PM.
Help CA Alum's Fight Against Brain Cancer
Canandaigua Lacrosse Alum Mike Pane ('04) who went on to Binghamton University where he played 3 years for the Bearcats is again in the fight of his life. Having beaten the odds back in 2010 when a cancerous brain tumor was found, he has received the news that his brain cancer is back and has spread.
After graduating from Binghamton University, Mike was an assistant on the Canandaigua Boys Lacrosse team in 2009 when they won the NYS Class B Championship. From 2011-2013, Mike was the first varsity head coach at Gananda in program history and led the program from a 2-13 record in their initial varsity campaign to two follow-up seasons that saw the Blue Panthers finish 12-6 in 2012 and 13-5 in 2013.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with donations that will assist Mike and his family with the medical costs and travel expenses that he has and will continue to incur as he begins chemotherapy treatments.
To learn more about the battle that Mike is currently in and/or to make a donation, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/urywxqxw
Upcoming Booster Club Meeting - 5/4/16 *Cancelled*
The CA Boys Lacrosse Booster Club meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 at 6:30PM has been cancelled. Arrangements are being made to reschedule soon.
Visit the Booster Club page to view meeting minutes from the previous meeting.
Get Canandaigua Lacrosse News through Twitter!
You can get important Canandaigua Lacrosse news updates including event announcements, youth practice and game schedule changes, and Varsity in-game score updates by following Canandaigua Lacrosse (CALacrosse) on Twitter (www.Twitter.com). You can get updates directly to your text message-enabled phone by following these 3 easy steps:
- Go to www.Twitter.com and sign up (it's free and easy).
- Under Settings /Mobile enter your phone number (make sure to test it out) (normal text message charges apply)
- Follow CALacrosse.
You should start to receive important and timely messages.