Celebrate Heel-O-Ween, Help UNC Children’s Hospital at Lax-Ball

17 Nov 2021 | 02:50

Tar Heels will team up on Thursday to compete for a great cause.

The UNC men’s and women’s lacrosse, baseball and softball teams will host the first-annual Lax-Ball Heel-O-Ween event to benefit UNC Children’s Hospital. The fun begins at 7 p.m. at Boshamer Stadium and is open to all, with a $5 suggested donation for admission.

Costumes are encouraged and trick or treat stations will be set up around the Boshamer concourse.

“We’re all super excited for Thursday night and a chance to have some fun while we raise money and awareness for a great cause,” UNC men’s lacrosse coach Joe Breschi said. “Because of Covid, we haven’t been able to visit the Children’s Hospital the way we used to, and we wanted to come up with a way to make an impact. So, we invented lax-ball, which we think is going to be a great time for all four of our Tar Heel teams participating.

“We invite everyone to come out and watch the game, give the Halloween costumes a dress rehearsal a few days early, and join us in supporting some exceptionally strong kids, as well as the health professionals who care for them.”

Men’s lacrosse and softball will make up one team with women’s lacrosse and baseball the other. The teams will face off for a five-inning game of “Lax-Ball,” a baseball/softball hybrid played with a tennis ball.

Carolina Athletics requests that all attendees follow current community standards, which require a mask whenever indoors and strongly suggest also wearing one outdoors, especially when in close proximity to others who are not in your group. For more information about safety protocols, please click here.

Can’t make it to the game but would like to contribute? Click here to donate.