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Bryan's Dream BTO Lacrosse Classic Set For May 6, Over $1 Million Raised

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ- For over a decade, the Somerset Hills Lacrosse Club-BTO Lacrosse Classic has become a much anticipated event. Held at Mountain Park in Bernards Township, the 11th annual tournament will begin at 4pm and end under the lights around 9pm on Friday, May 6. Current boys clubs participating include Somerset Hills Lacrosse, Ridge Youth Lacrosse, The Hills, Hillsborough, Bridgewater, Tewksbury, Berkeley Heights along with girls teams from Somerset Hills Lacrosse and Chester.

Aside from exciting live lacrosse, the event features a silent auction, music, a delicious barbecue, a 50/50 raffle and a speed gun shoot out.  Admission is FREE and all are welcome to attend this family friendly even. 

“Bryan played locally for Somerset Hills Lax here in Basking Ridge. When Bryan was 11 he found out he had Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM,) an aggressive brain tumor. He continued to play lacrosse with the support of his teammates even when sick from treatment. When Bryan died at age 12 their coach went to the middle school in Bernards Township, William Annin, to tell his teammates. The boys decided right then, over ten years ago to have a tournament in Bryan’s name to honor his spirit and his example,” an event committee member shared with TAP Into Basking Ridge.  “My son was one of Bryan's teammates and most of the committee members had sons on the original team. This is one of two annual fundraising events for Bryan's Dream Foundation." The rest of the year will now be spent distributing funds and helping families,” she added.

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Bryan’s Dream Foundation is a volunteer based non-profit organization established in 2006 in memory of Bryan Timothy Opremcak. The organization’s mission is to fulfill Bryan’s dream by providing hope and support to children with brain tumors as well as their families. Bryan's Dream continues to grow and in 10 years has raised over one million dollars, given away almost as much and offers financial assistance in over 20 states. Over 90% of funds raised go to the direct support of programs. 

To donate an auction item or place an ad in the  program contact janesfam@optonline.net.

For more information and to support the event please visit:  http://bryansdream.org/2016-bto-lacrosse-classic/

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