Joppatowne High School held its inaugural alumni-community lacrosse game May 18. All proceeds benefited the Ancient Mariner Foundation, a non-profit alumni organization aimed at celebrating and supporting the students of Joppatowne High School.
This was the first year for the new foundation and after a successful alumni basketball game in the winter, the group moved forward with a lacrosse game for both men and women.
More than 60 former lacrosse players, spanning the four decades that the school has been open, as well as a several Joppatowne recreation lacrosse parents and coaches, played in the game and more than 200 spectators came out to support the athletes.
The organization exceeded it revenue-generating expectations.
At this year's graduation, the Ancient Mariner Foundation will award a male and female Unsung Hero Scholarship.
The game was sponsored by the Green Turtle - Aberdeen and Sapore Di Mare in Joppatowne.
Overall, the game was a huge success. "I had a great time, can't wait for next year," Mustafa Sidik, Class of 2011, said.
Look for future events from the organization as they continue to uphold, protect and create Mariner traditions. Information about the Ancient Mariners Foundation can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.