Athletics

Men's Lacrosse Participates in Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk

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By George Ward'17

Sunday, September 29th, started at 5:15 in the morning for members of the Men’s Lacrosse team. Their mission was not to score ten goals or to beat Williams. Instead they embarked on a bus to New York City, where they participated in the Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk. The goal was not to win, but to appreciate and contribute to the special atmosphere surrounding the event. Tunnel to Towers was no normal 5K.

On September 11th, 2001, off-duty firefighter Stephen Siller ran from his car to Ground Zero in full equipment. There, he gave his life. In the words of the event’s organizers, “The Tunnel to Towers Run/Walk was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, his 342 FDNY brothers and all 9/11 victims.”

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Beside the Jeffs before the start were groups of firefighters, veterans, current service members, and police officers. Many were in full gear. From the moment the Jeffs crossed the starting line, they knew there were at a special place.

What started as a special day became an unforgettable day. With scores of others who came to memorialize the actions of Americans on 9/11, Men’s Lacrosse toured Ground Zero.

The Jeffs will carry this experience through the rest of the year and into their spring season.

 

Special thanks go to Dan Annino ’16 for organizing the trip and for organizing the run.