Kicks for Sticks 5K and Fun Run January 8, 2012 Fundraiser for The Crosse Foundation

The Crosse Foundation, holds its inaugural fundraising event, the Kicks for Sticks 5K Run and Fun Run, on January 8, to advance the sport of lacrosse in northeast Florida and other activities that benefit the community.

Online PR News – 25-December-2011 – – The Crosse Foundation, charitable organization of the Jacksonville Bullies, invites runners and their guests to take part in the Kicks for Sticks 5K Run and Fun Run, starting at 9 a.m., Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the Jacksonville Landing, in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

This event will be an annual Crosse Foundation fundraiser, from which all proceeds are donated to the Lighthouse Lacrosse Foundation, a nonprofit agency that advances and supports the sport of lacrosse in northeast Florida and other activities that benefit the community.

“We use lacrosse to help our local youth learn about sportsmanship, teamwork and to open doors for some of our young people to receive college scholarships, and the 5K is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said foundation spokesperson Brianne Toole.

Olivia Ward, the winning contestant of Season 11 on the NBC Reality Show “The Biggest Loser“, along with her sister and Biggest Loser Contestant Hannah Curlee, will be running in the event, and be on hand to greet and meet participants before and after the run.

Runners can register and find out more about the event at any 1st Place Sports location, or by visiting the website at

The Kicks for Sticks 5K begins at 9 a.m., followed by a Kicks for Sticks Fun Run at 9:05 a.m.

Jacksonville Bullies players and the Jacksonville Bullies Dance Team - The Jacksonville Belles, will also attend, with food, vendors and live music available as part of the event.

Sponsorships and vendor booths are also still available. For more information, contact 904-379-2655, e-mail or Contact Us

About the Crosse Foundation

The Kicks for Sticks 5K and Fun Run is brought to you by The Crosse Foundation, a non-profit organization of the Jacksonville Bullies, which was founded to help support and grow the sport of lacrosse. All proceeds from the race will benefit local lacrosse programs.

About the Jacksonville Bullies

The Jacksonville Bullies are one of five North American Lacrosse League (NALL) teams formed in the summer of 2011 in preparation for NALL’s Inaugural Season in 2012. The Bullies first home game will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 28, 2012 at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville – one of six home games scheduled through April as part of a 12-game season. Other NALL franchises are located in Hershey, Pa., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Louisville, Ky. and Charlotte, N.C.

Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in America, with more than 550,000 participants around the country. For more information, contact (904) 379-2655 or visit

Contact Information
Erin Ocobock
The Crosse Foundation
c/o Jacksonville Bullies Lacrosse 1010 E Adams St Suite 122
Jacksonville FL, 32202