On Sunday August 13, at 7 p.m., Ridgefield's Tiger Hollow Stadium will host a Ridgefield Lacrosse Alumni Game, featuring current and former Division I, II and III lacrosse players, as well as one current Major League Lacrosse player in former RHS and Boston University standout Cal Dearth, as they take on the current RHS Varsity squad.
According to RHS Varsity Assistant Coach Tom Galione, the lacrosse program in Ridgefield "has a long and proud history of players who have continued to play lacrosse in college, while staying connected to one another through Ridgefield lacrosse and the RHS program. The alumni boys pushed hard to make this happen and they were the relentless drivers of this event."
There is a big family connection to lacrosse in Ridgefield as well, as the event will feature many sibling duos on the field - notably the Galione, Ohrem, Dearth, Philbin, Mullin, Matthias and Levesque brothers. There will also be a free raffle open to all attendees, in which they will contend for prizes such as lessons from the alumni, and the chance to win professional and other lacrosse gear.
Ridgefield Youth Lacrosse President Greg Tebbe has this to say about the event: “This is a great opportunity to show how much lacrosse means to the Ridgefield community. The event will feature current and former Division I, II and III players, and one Major League Lacrosse player, against our current Ridgefield Boys Varsity players, some of whom have already committed to play at the college level. It gives our youth players a unique chance to look up to and learn from the players who have come through the same program they play in now."
Ridgefield Boys Varsity Head Coach Roy Colsey, who will have coached almost everyone on the field at one time or another, will also be in attendance at the event.