Dick's Sporting Goods Shopping Day
Need to purchase equipment? - You are in luck! Saturday, February 7 from 11am - 6pm Dick's Sporting Goods is offering special savings for SVLA players and their families. Dick's Sporting Goods Flyer. The 20% off flyer can be used on almost everything in the store - a few restrictions apply!
Rotary Food Drive
Every year the Cranberry Rotary with the support of SVLA conducts a food drive event supporting Gleaners Food Bank and we need YOUR help!

Saturday Feb 7 - Meet at 8:30am Cranberry Township Library Meeting Room for assignments. 9am - 11am Stuff flyers into bags then drop off at area neighborhood mailboxes.

Saturday Feb 14 - Meet at 8:45 am Cranberry Township Library Meeting Room for assignments. 9:00 am - 11 am Pick-up donated food from neighborhoods & drop off at Gleaners Food Bank in Cranberry (behind St. Ferdinand's church).

If you are interested in helping (we hope you are) please email Steve Lewis at slewis@nvrinc.com, who will be collecting names of those interested in helping.

If you have any questions you can contact Carl Heinlein at 412-818-1161 or Terasa Gadberry 724-316-3427.

This is a fantastic and easy way to get the boys involved in helping the community! With you help we can make this year's collection the biggest collection ever!

2015 Night At The Races
The 7th annual Night at the Races is going to be held on Friday, February 20 at Twelve Oaks Mansion in Mars. The Race will be here before we know it and we would like some help to make this one of the most exciting and fun events ever! If you plane on attending Download and mail the Registration form

In addition to all of the horse racing, the Silent Auction and Chinese Auctions create a lot of excitement and interest at this event. To that end, we are reaching out to the entire membership to seek your help and support. We need folks to donate goods and services as well as any other themed items that you may have. Download the donation letter. Some ideas for donations are:
  • Items for a wine basket ~ wine, crackers, serving platter, etc.
  • Movie tickets with some movie snacks for another basket
  • Night Out basket ~ dinner coupons and/or gift certificates to local restaurants
  • "Pink" items for a Pink basket ~ pink Steelers baseball cap, pink jewelry, pink stationary, etc.
  • Lottery tickets for a lottery tree
  • Items for a Christmas basket
  • Items for a Happy Hour basket ~ shaker, wine glasses, napkins, coasters, etc.
  • Tickets to a sporting event (Pens, Pirates, etc)
  • Tickets to an upcoming concert
  • Autographed items
The possibilities are endless! We would love to have your donations to make this the most successful event yet! So, if you have a business or know someone that does, please reach out to them and secure any products, services, and merchandise that can be donated for our fundraiser.

Of course you can donate too! And remember SVLA is a 501c(3) corporation and donations can qualify as charitable contributions!

RACE SPONSORSHIPS!! You will be able to sponsor a race by purchasing ad time between each race for only $100.00! Your ad will be displayed on the big screen and will be announced by the horse caller between races while the betting windows are open. The space can be used for your business, a message to your player and teammates, or a message to some friends attending the night with you. Download the race sponsorship flyer

If you are interested in helping out in any way, we would love to have your help (help is needed in the planning and initiation process as well as on the night of the event)!

Since time is of the essence, please act quickly.

Karey VandeWater will be spearheading this initiative and may be reached at kareyv@gmail.com
Decertification of Lacrosse Helmets
As many of you may know, the Cascade R and the Warrior Regulator helmets have recently been de-certified by NOCSAE, a national safety standards organization.

In good news, an announcement was made by Cascade that an agreement had been reached to allow for the helmet to be re-certified. All questions in regard to this issue can be answered by following this link: http://r.cascadelacrosse.com. Cascade will be covering all costs associated with the return and necessary modification. The solution will involve a simple modification to Cascade R helmets currently in the marketplace. NOCSAE has accepted the solution. Cascade's data confirms the helmet, as modified by this solution, meets NOCSAE certification standards. For NOCSAE certification purposes, the modified helmet is treated as a new model, identified as the Cascade R-M, although it will continue to be marketed by Cascade under the Cascade R name. Moving forward all newly manufactured Cascade R-M helmets will be certified as meeting the NOCSAE standards. A tamper-resistant sticker will be placed on all modified helmets as well as on newly manufactured Cascade R-M helmets to differentiate them from non-certified Cascade R models. Model R helmets that have not been officially modified by Cascade do not meet NOCSAE standards and the certification will remain void.

To tell if you currently have a Cascade Model R helmet look for the R on the side of the helmet as in this picture.



If you have a Warrior Regulator helmet please follow the instructions issued by Warrior at their website: http://www.warrior.com/Regulator-Collection/exp-regulator,default,pg.html.

If you have any other questions please contact Bob Wise at svlaxwise@yahoo.com.

High School Winter Training
As a reminder, our planned HS winter training, will begin this coming Tuesday, January 6th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at LakeVue Athletic Club in Valencia. We will continue to hold sessions there on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Friday evenings from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM through Friday, February 20th. The full schedule is listed below.

LakeVue Athletic Club is located at 124 Sylvan Spring Lane, Valencia, PA 16059. From Cranberry, follow Rte. 228 East for about 9 miles and make a right turn onto Rte. 8 South. Follow Rte. 8 South for about 1 ½ miles and make a right turn on Sylvan Spring Lane (sign for Ice Connection and LakeVue Athletic Club out front).

The cost will be $100 per player for the 14 high school sessions above, and we still have room for more players if you have not yet responded with your player's interest to participate. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to Adam Alexander at adam.alexander@lhh.com.

Our HS coaching staff is really excited about this potential opportunity, and we look forward to developing our player's skills before this upcoming season. Players will need to bring all of their equipment for these sessions. All HS players will need to follow the practice apparel guidelines as set by the coaching staff: Black Shorts (plain or SV), Heather Grey T-Shirt (plain or SV), white mid-calf socks, white cleats (at least 75% white), and Heather Grey sweat pants and sweat shirts.

The current detailed schedule is:
  • Tuesday, January 6th: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, January 9th: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 13th: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, January 16th: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 20th: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, January 23rd: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 27th: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, January 30th: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 3rd: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, February 6th: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 10th: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, February 13th: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 17th: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, February 20th: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
If your player is interested in any additional development, one of our assistant coaches, Mr. Peter Tumbas, is also hosting box lacrosse training session on Friday evenings after our stick skill training from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM at Wildwood Sports Park beginning on January 16th through February 13th through his American Revolution Lacrosse Club. While it may be too much to do, we thoughts we would mention it for anyone who is interested. For more information and to register, go to http://www.americanrevolutionlax.com/page/show/1452032-winter-box-training.
2014 Pumpkin Classic Winners
We wish to congratulate Kiski, champions of the 2014 Pumpkin Classic. Kiski won the championship by beating Rampage Lacrosse, 6-5. Kiski beat PT Tribe and Rampage beat Seneca Black to reach the final. We are already looking forward to next year's Pumpkin Classic and would like to thank everyone involved for making the event a success. Good luck to all the teams involved in their Spring season and see you all next year!
2014-15 Board Members
The board members for the 2014-15 season have been voted on; please help us congratulate the following members on their appointments to the board.

President - Bob Wise
First VP - Adam Alexander
Second VP - Steve Lewis
Treasurer - Barbara Schreibeis
Secretary - Kristin Vanpelt
At-Large - Roy Geiselhart
At-Large - Fred Galovich
Code Of Conduct
Attention all Seneca Valley Lacrosse players, coaches, families and spectators! As a reminder, we wanted to provide this Code of Conduct that everyone is accountable for during home and away lacrosse games, as well as practices. This has been reviewed by Cranberry Township Parks and Rec., and it is consistent with the US Lacrosse Policy provided through our association's membership. Please take a moment to review, as it is pretty straight forward.

Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the season. Go Raiders!

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