Fr. Marco Cup
13TH ANNUAL FR. MARCO CUP
APRIL 29, 2017 at DE SMET JESUIT HIGH
Click on the link below to view the action from last year!
The Father Marco Cup is an annual Varsity game played between the De Smet Jesuit Spartans and the St. Louis University Jr. Billikens. Fr. Michael Marchlewski (Fr. Marco) has served for many years teaching at both schools and has been a spiritual leader for both the DeSmet and SLUH lacrosse teams over the years. Each year, the two Jesuit powerhouses from St Louis, Missouri come together for a day of fellowship, charity, fun and great lacrosse. This effort reflects the Jesuit mission of both schools, "Men for Others" motto, with the schools/teams coming together to give back to our community. The Fr. Marco Crystal Cup is the travelling prize awarded to the winning varsity team.
Three charities are recipients of the proceeds - 2 remain the same each year and 1 is chosen by the host school. In 2016 close to $15,000 was raised between the 2 schools.
2017 Proceeds will go to:
- 60% The Joshua Chamberlain Society - provides long term support to veterans that sustained permanent combat injuries fighting the war on terror for our nation. It also provides long term support to the children of veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in our service. www.chamberlainsociety.org
- 20% Loyola Academy of St. Louis, Lacrosse Program - committed to helping underprivileged kids have access to a Catholic education and lacrosse.
- 20% The Michael Sennett Count on Me Foundation - provides scholarships, mentoring & lacrosse instruction to economically disadvantaged youth in the St. Louis area.
Freshman game: Noon
JV game: 2 pm
Varsity game - 4 pm
Mass with Fr. Marco in De Smet Chapel - 30 minutes following Varsity game ~6pm
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Click on the following links for more information
Click on the following link to register to attend and order your T-Shirts and Wristbands for lunch
Deadline – April 1st
VIP Parking Link.
A limited number of spots are available for purchase for $20 (adjacent to stadium entrance, with in/out privileges). Proceeds go to Fr. Marco charities. Once you enter your name and email address, press register and you can select your preferred spot before confirming your purchase.
VOLUNTEERS SIGN UP LINK – We cannot do this without full support of the club
What you need to know:
Players and their immediate families are FREE! Additional lunch wristbands are available for purchase for $10/person. Lunch includes BBQ (pulled pork, brisket, & turkey), burgers, hot dogs, snacks and drinks. EVERYONE MUST REGISTER FOR A WRISTBAND EVEN IF IT'S A FREE ONE SO AS TO GET AN ACCURATE FOOD COUNT.
DRY FIT SHIRTS FOR 2017
Pre-order for $12 or $15 day of the games. We encourage everyone (friends/family) to purchase a shirt and wear it to the game.
PURCHASE: GAME DAY
50/50 Lacrosse Ball Toss: Balls(chances) purchased game day $5 for 1 ball, 3 for $10. Sold 30 minutes prior to game start and through the 1st half. Ball toss during halftime of Freshman and JV games. Winner gets 50% of the take. Ball nearest or in target wins!!
Raffle (Gait DeBeer and Johnny Macs): Sticks, Heads, and Helmets.
GENTLY USED EQUIPMENT COLLECTION:
Can include used cleats, gloves, pads, helmets, sticks and balls. WE only ask that it is in usable condition. Collection goes to Loyola Academy
SLUH is responsible for the beverages and desserts this year:
Andrews thru Freeman: Dessert (example, 1 cake. 9x13" brownie pan, or box of cookies)
Gallager thru McLaughlin: Case of Gatorade (with cooler, name labeled)
Minana thru Wilmsmeyer: Case of Water (with cooler, name labeled)