WESTFORD — On June 3, the Westford Academy varsity and JV lacrosse groups devoted their sport to mental-health consciousness and to breaking the stigma in psychological well being, within the course of elevating $700 for St. Vincent de Paul.
The WA lacrosse gamers handed out mental-health consciousness T-shirts to their staff in addition to the varsity and JV gamers from their rival that day, Harmony-Carlisle. On the finish of the sport, each groups stood in unity to carry consciousness to the mental-health struggles of youngsters and younger adults.
WA co-captain Cole Barisano took the lead on the undertaking, together with fellow captains Brian Ellis, Matty Sepe and Craig Tucker. Cole misplaced a pal to suicide two years in the past and wished to honor the pal’s reminiscence.
The 4 captains launched a message to the Westford group: “As we shut out our high-school lacrosse careers at Westford Academy, we as captains want to stand as a staff and with our group to assist finish the stigma surrounding mental-health points. We want to invite athletes and fogeys from Harmony Carlisle to face in unity earlier than the varsity sport in opposition to Westford Academy on June 3. Westford Academy boys lacrosse will likely be accepting donations for St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent de Paul gives monetary assist for low-income households and help in finding psychiatric companies for anybody that wants it.”