2012 Father Marco Cup
St. Louis University High vs. DeSmet Jesuit
Benefiting The HEADstrong Foundation
St. Louis, Missouri
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Freshman, Junior Varsity, and Varsity lacrosse teams from the St. Louis University High School (http://sluhlax.teammania.net) and DeSmet Jesuit High School (http://desmetlax.com/lacrosse ) programs competed at St. Louis University High followed by a BBQ on a beautiful spring day/evening. The “Father Marco Cup” is an annual Varsity game played between the two Jesuit powerhouses from St Louis, Missouri. Father Michael Marchlewski (Fr. Marco) has served for many years teaching at both schools and has been a spiritual leader for both the DeSmet and SLUH lacrosse teams over the years. The much sought after Fr. Marco Crystal Cup is the travelling prize that was retained this year by the Junior Billikens of SLUH.
This year’s Father Marco Cup game was the second annual event, allowing the coaches, players, parents, and sponsors to not only honor Father Marco for his years of service to Jesuit education, but also as a service project benefiting The HEADstrong Foundation. Players from all 6 teams donated for the privilege of wearing lime green shoe laces, socks and shooting shirts with their game uniforms. Participation was 100% from all players, coaches, and managers. A sponsorship and promotion drive by both St. Louis University High and DeSmet Jesuit representatives drew a great crowd for all 3 games, highlighted by a fantastic BBQ meal and sportsmanship to match. The 2011 Father Marco Cup generated $6,462.30 donated toward The HEADstrong Foundation. Due to the overwhelming support of lacrosse parents, fans, sponsors, players and coaches, St. Louis University High and DeSmet Jesuit are proud to announce that the 2012 Father Marco Cup donation to The HEADstrong Foundation is $11,750.00.
It was a wonderful day of lacrosse and not only did the two teams get to honor Fr. Marco, the Jesuit communities were able to donate to such a worthwhile cause as The HEADstrong Foundation. Pictures have been sent to Michael Colleluori and additional photos are available upon request.
2012 Father Marco Cup Chairman
314 616 5703 (cell)