DATE CHANGE: Lacrosse Luncheon Moved to January 22

DATE CHANGE: Lacrosse Luncheon Moved to January 22


Patchogue, N.Y. - The Bears Athletic Fund will be hosting its second annual Lacrosse Luncheon on Sunday, January 22 at The Emporium, located in Patchogue, N.Y., originally scheduled for January 29. This space is a fitting venue for the event as the excitement surrounding the upcoming season continues to grow. The new women's lacrosse program will join the festivities as they gear up for their inaugural season in 2017. From 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. supporters are encouraged to come out and mingle with alumni and the current team as they prepare for their seasons.

Additionally, all student-athletes as well as families and supporters from the first men's lacrosse National Championship team in 1997 are encouraged to attend as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the historic season. 

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities for your consideration in support of the Bears. Additionally, two key components of the luncheon will be the silent auction and raffles. All donations, large or small, are greatly appreciated. Please note that the expiration date to donate items is January 15, 2017. In addition, all donors will be recognized for their contributions on the Athletics department website and in the luncheon's program.

Program Schedule

Cocktails: 1:00 p.m.

Lunch: 2:00 p.m.

Individual Tickets: $50

Tables of 10: $500

Location: The Emporium (9 Railroad Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772)

Any questions regarding the event can be directed to Rachel Reeves ( | 516.686.1215) or Head women's lacrosse Coach Kerri Handras ( | 516.686.7614) or Head men's lacrosse Coach Bill Dunn ( | 516.686.7620) 

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Emily Dorko
Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Communications
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