With many friends and family connections to the Parkland/Coral Springs community, members of the Spanish River Boys Lacrosse team approached Head Coach John Trama and proposed a way to help.
Coach Trama expressed how proud he is of his team to take action and want to make a difference. “Their first thoughts were to come to me and ask what we can do as a team to help,” said Trama. “Together, we came up with the #StonemanStrong t-shirt idea to help that community that has suffered so much loss.”
Sharks goalie and co-captain MJ Eisenberg wanted to help immediately shortly after the shooting. “When I heard about what happened at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, we knew we had to do something to help,” said Eisenberg.
“We wanted to raise as much awareness as possible to help our friends and the families that were affected.”
The team is currently taking orders for #StonemanStrong t-shirts for $20.00 and will donate all the profits to those families that lost a loved one on February 14, 2018. T-shirts will be sold at every Sharks home game this season. Orders can be placed on the team’s official website www.SpanishRiverBoysLax.com/Store. For those that want to order t-shirt but live outside the Boca Raton area, orders will be mailed via USPS and will cost an additional $5.95 for shipping.
“We can’t accomplish what we need to without working as one unit, one team, one community,” said team co-captain and senior Alex Ehrenstein. “In times like these, we put rivalries aside and come together to support each other which is ultimately the true beauty of our sport.”
Head Coach John Trama said crosstown rival Boca High is also joining the team’s efforts to help. “We want the Stoneman Douglas community to know that we are here for them,” said Trama.
On April 2, 2018, Spanish River will travel to Parkland to play Marjorie Stoneman Douglas boys varsity lacrosse team in a non-conference game starting at 7pm. During team warm-ups, the Sharks will wear the #StonemanStrong t-shirts to honor all the students, teachers and families in that community. The team will also wear the t-shirts under their jerseys every game this season.