The Towson University men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will participate in the Play for Parkinson’s tournament on Oct. 6 and 7 at Episcopal High in Alexandria, Va. The two-day event brings together 11 Division I men’s and women’s lacrosse teams.


The tournament raises money for the ProjectSpark Foundation, which aims to eradicate Parkinson’s disease.


The men’s lacrosse action will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The men’s field includes Air Force, Georgetown, Princeton, Virginia and Towson. The Tigers will battle Air Force at 10 a.m. before facing Virginia at noon.


“We are very excited to participate in the Play for Parkinson’s tournament,” said Towson men's coach Shawn Nadelen. “We hope to help raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease through our participation in the event and contribute in any way we can to fighting for the cause. Parkinson’s impacts so many lives and we hope that Towson lacrosse can have a positive impact on finding a cure of the disease.”


The women’s lacrosse games will happen on Sunday, Oct. 7 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The women’s teams at the event include Duke, Florida, Maryland, Northwestern, Penn State and the Tigers. Towson will battle Florida at 11:40 a.m. before a rematch of last year’s NCAA Tournament first round game against Penn State at 1:20 p.m. The Tigers will play their final game of the day at 2:50 p.m. when they face Duke.


"Taking part in Play for Parkinson’s is a win-win," said Towson women's coach Sonia LaMonica. "We get the opportunity to compete in a quality event against high-caliber opponents while supporting a greater cause than our own. It provides valuable teaching moments for our athletes, and we are proud to help raise awareness for such a great cause."