Men's lacrosse team 'fostering' soldiers in Iraq
LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Bucknell’s men’s lacrosse team has a goal that reaches far beyond scoring points in a game: Their goal this spring is to send care packages, T-shirts, and letters to soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division B-troop, 3-73 Cavalry, who are stationed in Iraq.
According to Matt Antonelli '10, a team member from
"As a team, we're really excited about doing this," Antonelli said. "The guys serving over there are the same age as us, and we’re here getting to play a sport at a dream school while they’re over there fighting. It makes us feel good that we can help them out."
'The Bounty Hunters'
In October and December the team sent two packages containing food, drink mixes, magazines, sports equipment, and games to the 82nd Airborne, who are also known as "The Bounty Hunters."
Sid Jamieson began Bucknell's efforts to help soldiers in
"We’re all in some way connected to the situation in
Previous fostering efforts
Bucknell has previously fostered the 101st Airborne and the 73rd Cavalry Regiment.
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Posted Feb. 5, 2007
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