One of the great things about this country is how, even after the most horrendous events, we unite together to help each other out. After last week’s bombings in Boston, many people have done just that in order to help out those affected most. One of those individuals is Steve Rollins, a senior attackman from the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Since last week’s events, Steve has secured promises from multiple Massachusetts businesses that will each donate $100 for each goal he scores at the SouthEastern Lacrosse Conference Championship Tournament next weekend (April 26th-28th) in Johns Creek, Georgia. Once all the goals are tallied, the entire proceeds will go to the One Fund Boston to help the Boston Marathon victims.
Steve currently has three businesses promising $100 each, bringing the total to $300 donated for every goal he scores. Steve is currently first on his team in goals, averaging 3.4 goals a game. If all goes well, that could mean quite a bit of money to those affected by the bombings.
The three businesses on board at this time are…
Anyone interested in joining Steve’s cause to sponsor him for any dollar amount can contact him at GoalsForBoston@gmail.com.
How did a guy at UCF get connected to the Boston Marathon Bombings? Steve Rollins is actually from North Attleboro, Massachusetts, a suburb 40 minutes outside of Boston and was looking for a way to help from afar. His entire family resides there and after he graduates from UCF, he says he plans on moving back to the area.
With that in mind, the UCF senior decided to incorporate the game of lacrosse and UCF into a way to raise money for the Marathon victims. Now, in scoring goals this weekend, he will be both helping lead his team to victory, and donating money to the One Fund. Steve had this to add about the cause.
It is definitely added motivation to myself and the team to win the first round of the SELC Tournament and keep moving onto the next because it opens up more opportunity to raise money.