The Loyola and New Trier boys boys lacrosse teams play their annual regular-season rivalry game at 1 p.m. Saturday in Northfield.
This year’s matchup holds special significance as both the Ramblers and Trevians have teamed up to raise funds for Misericordia, a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization that helps people with developmental disabilities.
The goal is $25,000, and the money will go toward providing the residents with athletic and IT equipment for their facilities and learning lab, according to the fundraiser’s website.
Joe Roddy, a member of Loyola’s lacrosse board, said giving back to the community is part of the school’s core mission. His son, Quinn Roddy, is a senior and captain on the lacrosse team. Each player has set up an individual fundraising page to track donations.
“The relationship between Loyola and Misericordia is special, and this is a tremendous opportunity for us to help them,” said Joe Roddy, a member of the Class of 1982. “Loyola does such an amazing job with service and provides wonderful opportunities for the students to get involved. This is one of those.”
The plan is for the Loyola and New Trier teams to present a check to Misericordia during halftime or at the conclusion of the game. Kevin Connelly, an Assistant Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at Misericordia, said a similar fundraiser by the two teams in 2015 raised in the neighborhood of $75,000.