Oct. 28, 2014 – Amherst, MA.  On October 25, the 50 members of the Amherst Men’s lacrosse team  ran up and down the “Seven Sisters,” a mountain range spanning more than 15 miles, consisting of 14 peaks and more than 4000 ft of vertical climb of rocky terrain, along the Holyoke Range in western Massachusetts raising almost $30,000 for Students Bridging the Information Gap, Inc (SBIG).  Following the run, Coach Jonathon Thomson commented on his team’s effort: “After a stirring presentation in September by Matt Killian ’17,  we chose as a team to support SBIG, a non-profit organization that supports underprivileged students in Ghana.  We ran the mountains to help raise money through physical sacrifice, and while that was going on, we helped raise awareness of SBIG’s cause. We are proud of our young men for pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone, both physically and emotionally, as we reach outside the Amherst bubble to help support those who are a half a world away.”

View the video of that run and listen to the inspiring speech:

Read more about the Amherst team’s success in the school paper, The Amherst Student.