The Dutchtown Lacrosse Club will honor Burke Cobb, one of its players who died in July due to a heart condition, with a fundraising tournament for the foundation created in memory of the teen.
The club’s annual charity tournament will kick off at 9 a.m. March 16 at the Ascension Christian High School stadium in Gonzales.
All proceeds will go to the foundation honoring Cobb — Living4Burke. The foundation was created to help raise awareness of the danger of sudden cardiac arrest in youth and to provide low-cost community screenings for children who could have undiagnosed heart conditions.
Cobb was a 14-year-old about to begin his freshman year at Dutchtown High School when he died from an undiagnosed heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, lacrosse club coach Ryan Empson said in a news release.
Friends, family and fellow athletes say Cobb was an incredible person, even at 14 — that he was a good athlete and a great Christian, and that his kind and selfless nature was what made him so likable, Empson said.
Admission to the round-robin tournament is $5 for adults. Additional donations to the Living4Burke Foundation will be accepted the day of the tournament.
In addition to Dutchtown Lacrosse Catholic High of Baton Rouge, Jesuit High of New Orleans and the Lafayette Hurricanes will compete.
Other activities during the tournament will include raffles, T-shirt sales, concessions and other fundraisers.
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