Fr. Marco Cup
The St. Louis U.High and DeSmet Jesuit Lacrosse clubs recently competed in the 14th Annual Fr. Marco Cup, whose games and surrounding activities are an expression of our shared Jesuit mission to be "Men for Others" by expressing through our talents the Greater Glory of God and donating proceeds to worthy organizations in the St. Louis area.
The 2018 event raised more than $12,000.00 benefitting this year St. Louis Arc, the Michael Sennett Count on Me Foundation, and Loyola Academy of Saint Louis. Since its inception, the Fr. Marco Cup has raised $190,000.00 for organizations with missions serving the St. Louis area.
Click on the link below to view the action from 2016!
The Fr. Marco Cup is an annual tribute lacrosse event between all three levels of the St. Louis U. High and DeSmet Jesuit Lacrosse Clubs, the two Jesuit powerhouses from St. Louis, Missouri. The event honors Fr. Michael Marchlewski (Fr. Marco), who has served for many years teaching at both schools and has been a spiritual leader for both lacrosse clubs.
In keeping with the Jesuit mission, the clubs choose to be “Men for Others”, expressing through their competition the Greater Glory of God and giving back to organizations in the St. Louis area in a day filled with fellowship, fun, and great lacrosse.
The Fr. Marco Cup is the traveling prize awarded to the winner of the varsity game.
All net proceeds go directly to organizations supported. Since its inception in 2005, the event has raised more than $190,000.
Organizations supported this year:
- Loyola Academy of St. Louis - committed to helping underprivileged kids have access to a Catholic education and lacrosse.
- The Michael Sennett ‘Count on Me’ Foundation - provides scholarships, mentoring and lacrosse instruction to economically disadvantaged youth in the St. Louis area.
- St. Louis ARC – whose mission is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to lead better lives by providing a lifetime of high-quality services, family support and advocacy