Contributed by Tim Lawrence- Beat Reporter

I can’t believe it’s less than one week til the next Muddy’s Buddies Lacrosse Festival. The girls’ lax teams play on Sunday May 5th on the turf field at Reifsteck Field at Brighton High School.

There are gonna be games all day long starting at  9 AM.  There are gonna be divisions for first and second graders, third and fourth graders, and  fifth and sixth graders. It’s really cool that they play on that turf field at Brighton, ‘cuz that’s where the high school teams play. It’s especially sweet because it’s not a muddy mess when it’s raining.

Besides the games, and the girls usually have three or four games all day long, there’s fun stuff like face painting , and ridiculous raffles,  a bounce house, and great food (You have to try the “ taco in a bag”—it is sick –in a good way).

You do have to check out the T-shirts too. They  are always so su—weeet.  Every year they’re better than the year before. Last year they were cool with sky blue background and printing in a  dirty, muddy-water brown.

The best part is that it’s all to raise el dinero (the pesos, the Benjamins—the moolah, los dollars) for the Muddy’s Buddies group that supports kids with cancer (and other illnesses, too). Muddy’s Buddies tries to connect kids with cancer   to teams for support, friendship, and general hanging-out. There have been high school sports teams and professional teams (the Rhinos), even a concert band.

There’s a lot more to say about this, but check back in a week and be there on May 5.

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