CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – It was about more than just the game when rivals John Jay-Cross River and Yorktown met up on the lacrosse field on Friday night.

The teams came together to bring awareness and raised over $3,500 for Kindness over Muscular Dystrophy. Conner Curran is a 7-year-old from Ridgefield, Conn., who’s fighting Duchenne muscular dystrophy. His parents, Chris and Jessica Curran, are John Jay graduates who created the non-profit organization, Kindness over Muscular Dystrophy, to help find a cure for the disease.

Conner performed the coin toss prior to the game and was presented with a brand new lacrosse stick by John Jay captain Braden Burke at halftime.

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KOMD helmet stickers and warm-up shirts were worn by both teams in a thrilling game won by John Jay, 7-6. It was the Indians’ first victory over the Huskers since 2010.

“As big as this game was, playing for that cause is much bigger,” said John Jay junior Bryce Ford. “It was an honor to be chosen to represent the Curran family and I hope the donations and time they had tonight meant the world.”