13th Annual




This event serves as a fundraiser for the NK Smiles Scholarship Fund, named in honor and memory of the late Norm Kelly, Jr., a beloved elementary school teacher in the Rose Tree Media School District who passed away in August 2006 after a very courageous battle against cancer.  He touched countless lives as an educator, youth lacrosse coach, and friend to many in the community. Each year a NK Smiles Scholarship is awarded to one male and one female Penncrest senior lacrosse player, as well as scholarships to students committed to careers in education. 

The day is fun for the whole family -- boys and girls youth, high school and Penncrest Alumni games; food, games, and well-known  musician and vocalist Raymond McGroarty


This year we are honored to have acclaimed stick maker Alfred Jacques of the Onondaga Turtle Clan giving demonstrations throughout the day. Click on these two links for information on Alfred Jacques.

Onondaga Red Hawks - The Stick Maker                             YouTube video THE STICKMAKER - Alf Jacques "UNSTRUNG" Handmakes Wood Lacrosse Sticks

But we need your help.The success of this event depends on the support of Optimist and Penncrest parents who donate a few hours of time to help with the event. Below is the link to sign up for the times you are available to help us.  

Sign-up to donate items for the snack bar:

Please contact Susan Young with questions or for more information about volunteering.  

Donations can be dropped off at any time to Michelle McLaughlin at 500 S. Old Middletown Road.  Leave at the back door, there will be a tub for all non-beverage items.  Beverages can be left next to tub.  When you drop off, please sign in with your name and what you dropped off.  If you can't drop off at Michelle McLaughlin's prior to event you can drop off Friday night, 4/26, between 4:30-7:30 at the Snack Bar which is located by the stadium at the High School.  The only exception are donuts, these need to be dropped off Saturday by 8:30.   If you have any questions regarding drop off, contact Michelle McLaughlin at 610-304-5263 call or text. 

 Please consider sponsoring an Ad or a greeting to your favorite player in our Laxapalooza Program that will be distributed to all at the event. Attached is the sponsorship form. There are three different options for advertisements as well as the opportunity to make a simple donation 

2019 Laxapalooza Sponsorship Form - FINAL_1.pdf 

If you wish to make a direct donation to the NK Smiles Scholarship Fund, please click on one of the items below.  

$10 Donation to NK Smiles Scholarship Fund

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