Atlanta Lacrosse Family,
Come out and Support Michael Bavaro and lacrosse HOF Casey Powell on tomorrow 5/25 at 3pm EST. Meet Casey and learn about the World Lacrosse Foundation and its mission. Let’s show him our support and love for another fellow lacrosse player. PLEASE REPOST AND TAG YOUR LACROSSE COMMUNITY!
On March 19th, 2020, 18-year-old Michael Bavaro, a lacrosse player from Lakewood Ranch, Florida was in a horrific boating incident.
Sadly, Michael suffered a severe spinal injury and is receiving cutting-edge treatments and therapy at Atlanta’s Shepherd Center (shepherd.org) in the hopes that he will one day walk again. Michael’s journey to recovery is unknown at this point, and it will be a long road for Mikey and his family.
This Memorial Day (Monday), The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation (worldlacrosse.org) and its founder, Lacrosse Hall of Famer Casey Powell will be leading a vehicle parade of support for Mikey around the city of Atlanta. The CPWLF-led support parade will pass by the Shepherd Center to lend encouragement and positivity for this courageous young man.
“Mikey is a great kid and a great lacrosse player. His life was changed in a split-second accident, and he is in for the fight of his life. The lacrosse community is family. He is one of us, and we will show him that we care about him and that he is not going to go through this alone.” said Casey Powell. “CPWLF invites all Atlanta lacrosse families to meet Monday at 3pm for the Bavaro support parade.”
Christ Church Presbyterian parking lot
1740 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Date and time: Monday, May 25th. 3pm
What to bring: Lacrosse sticks, signs, cheer, phones
Please stay in vehicles and practice social distancing.
Follow us @worldlacrossefoundation as Casey Powell will go live to kick off the parade.
The Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation creates unique and memorable support moments for sick and injured lacrosse players. Casey maintains a vast network of ambassadors including top professional athletes, star NCAA players, coaches and other leaders in the lacrosse community. Our support moments have included numerous in-person hospital visits from Casey Powell.
Other support moments have included: videos of support from professional athletes with words of encouragement for players throughout the recovery process; attending a professional lacrosse game with a meet and greet for the sick or injured player; sending a player to Syracuse University to be an honorary captain; organizing a community game to uplift and heal; or connecting an entire lacrosse team with a player to cheer him/her on through his/her recovery.
Whether it’s a visit in the hospital, to the rehab center or in their own homes, the CPWLF’s goal is to provide a tangible layer of emotional support and encouragement to the player and the family on their journey toward wellness. We provide a community hub to promote the awareness of good causes, to raise funds for those in need and to continue cheering our lungs out in support for lacrosse families throughout the recovery process.