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Chicago high school rivals to battle for charity lacrosse championship

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  • Marist High School were the Legends Cup Champions 2014.

    Marist High School were the Legends Cup Champions 2014.
    Courtesy of Edward Touhy Guardian Angel Foundation

 
Steph Reed

Two of the biggest rival high schools in Chicago's South Side, Mount Greenwood-based Brother Rice High School and Marist High School, are once again set to compete for championship title in the Edward Touhy Guardian Angel Foundation Lacrosse Legends Cup (taking place 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Marist High School).

The second annual lacrosse game is organized by and in aid of the Chicago charity, Edward Touhy Guardian Angel Foundation, which provides resources to economically disadvantaged students so they can graduate from high schools in Illinois. These resources are aimed at helping the students to build character and self-esteem, allowing them to make decisions that will lead to a brighter future.

Last year's championship was nail-biting, with the underdogs, Marist, winning the Legends Cup. Supporters are looking forward to watch again this year to see if Brother Rice will seek revenge to take home the title.

Mary Kay Touhy of Edward Touhy Guardian Angel Foundation, says: "Following the suspense of last year's championship game, we're so excited to see these two high schools meet again -- and all in the name of an important cause!"

Tickets are available at the game, with spectators asked to make a $10 donation (or $20 to receive an Edward Touhy Guardian Angel T-shirt, too).

More about the Edward Touhy Guardian Foundation

The Edward Touhy Guardian Angel Foundation was established in 2009 to provide resources to economically disadvantaged students so they can graduate from high schools in Illinois. These resources help the students move on to higher education and brighter futures for themselves and their families. So far the Foundation has awarded tuition and in-kind assistance to students at 13 high schools in Illinois. 100% of these students received their high school diplomas, and all of them have entered institutions of higher learning in the fall after they graduated. For further information, please visit www.edtouhyguardianangel.org or connect at www.facebook.com/EdwardTouhyGuardianAngelFoundation.

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