The Wilton Lacrosse Association (WLA) will host its fifth annual fundraiser and auction on Friday Mar. 9, at Rolling Hills Country Club.
Tickets are $85 per person and are now available to be purchased online. All proceeds from the event support the Wilton Lacrosse Association’s community-based programming, including investments in off-season skill development initiatives, coaching, as well as capital improvement and infrastructure investments that benefit all those involved in the town’s lacrosse program.
Wilton Lacrosse has a rich history and unsurpassed tradition of excellence. In its more than 45-year history, the Wilton High School boys and girls lacrosse program collectively has won more State and FCIAC titles and appeared in more championship games than any other team in the state of Connecticut.
“Thanks to the ongoing support and generosity of our community, the WLA has been able to build a high-quality lacrosse program, of which the entire town of Wilton can be proud,” says Chris Skillin, WLA president. “Our annual kick-off cocktail party and auction is our primary fundraising activity, and we rely heavily on funds raised to support and advance the sport of lacrosse in Wilton.”
Planned initiatives include: free skill development clinics for all youth and high school athletes; free special guest clinics led by prominent college coaches; installation of permanent lacrosse rebound walls at the Kristine Lilly Field complex and the Wilton High School stadium complex; and a potential new lighted turf playing field (payment and use of which would be shared across multiple sport associations, including the WLA).
Attendees at the fundraiser will enjoy a lively evening featuring a buffet dinner, open beverage bar, silent and live auctions, and program updates from the WLA and Warrior High School coaches.
The live auction will feature several items, including a host of vacation properties, concert and sporting event tickets, and perhaps the most priceless item of all–Wilton High School Boys and Girls Honorary Captain for a Day provided by Coaches John Wiseman and Meredith Meyran.
The WLA is a non-profit organization run by volunteers who seek to support the advancement of the sport of lacrosse for boys and girls of all ages. Their primary function is to provide an organized outlet for boys and girls of pre-high school age to learn the fundamentals of the sport and play in a town house league and/or travel team commensurate with their skill level and interest in the sport. The WLA seeks to bestow upon the youth of Wilton the fundamentals they require to be successful as they transition to the high school level as well as the values of sportsmanship and team.
For event updates follow the WLA on Facebook. Be sure to purchase tickets early, as attendance is limited and this event has sold out in previous years. Unable to attend, but interested in supporting the WLA? Donations can be made online.