Huntington High School boys’ lacrosse team alumni will gather on the Blue Devil Stadium turf field on Saturday, June 17 for a 1 p.m. game. It will mark the 34th edition of the alumni game and organizers are hoping for a large turnout of former players.
Hundreds of lax alumni have been contacted to play in the game. All former Blue Devil boys’ lacrosse players are invited to attend, regardless of year of graduation. The game will include segments based upon age group. Not interested in suiting up for the game? Don’t worry, you can just stand on the sidelines and brag about how good you were in high school.
The game was played on Mother’s Day weekend for 32 years, but was moved to Father’s Day weekend last year in an effort to spark more interest from alums and to honor fallen grads Kyle Kirst (Class of 1986 and father of five sons) and John Indence (Class of 1981).
Greg Kline, a 1989 Blue Devil alum is once again coordinating the game. All of the program’s fallen players and coaches will be honored on June 17, including recently deceased coach Aaron Littman.
“On top of the entry fee of $50 which covers jerseys, insurance, Kyle Kirst memorial trophies, refreshments and food, we are going to make a strong Blue Devil effort to raise money for the high school boys’ program and the alumni association for future scholarships.
Interested in playing? Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/huntington-lacrosse-memorial-alumni-game-tickets-33593656531?aff=erelexpmlt.
Alums are invited to stop by Finnegan’s Restaurant and Tap Room on Friday night to discuss “rides and clears.” A packed house usually turns out for the “meeting.”
The Huntington grads plan to present 2017 lacrosse alumni awards to one current Blue Devil boys’ and girls’ team member during halftime of Saturday’s game. Once play concludes, alums will head down to Harbor Boating Club on West Shore Road for a post-game barbeque.
Visit www.bluedevillax.com for a peek at the lacrosse alumni group’s new website. There are also Facebook pages with information under Greg Kline and former coach Steve Davis’ names.