In 2016, the lacrosse community in Boston came together to form Boston Lacrosse Cares (BLC) in support of the Boston Cannons' Foundation. Led by former college players Mike Jezienicki and Ryan Hurd, BLC’s vision is to galvanize business leaders in Boston that consist of former college and club lacrosse players to raise funding and awareness for inspiring and impactful causes.


    During the inaugural year, we partnered with the Boston Cannons to host the first Boston Lacrosse Cares Shootout at Harvard University prior to the Cannons’ game that evening. The first game featured 30 players, raised over $6,000 for the Cannons Fighting Cancer initiative. In 2017, the event grew substantially, raising $29,956 in support of Boston Children’s Hospital.


    For 2018, BLC plans to donate all event proceeds to Harlem Lacrosse.




    The Board and Advisory members of Boston Lacrosse Cares are comprised of former college lacrosse players and leaders in the local nonprofit community that share the common goal of using lacrosse as a platform to improve communities.

    Mike Jezienicki
    Mike is a managing director at Boston Realty Advisors and played lacrosse at Georgetown University. Alongside Ryan Hurd and David Bjork, Mike co-founded Boston Lacrosse Cares in 2016 to give back through the game that was so gracious to him through his years of participation.

    Ryan Hurd
    Ryan is a director at Boston Realty Advisors and played lacrosse at Bowdoin College. Ryan co-founded Boston Lacrosse Cares in 2016 with the hopes of providing more opportunities for children to enjoy the wonderful game of lacrosse which provides so much fulfillment to his life. Ryan looks forward to expanding the platform of BLC throughout the years and making sure he's in good enough shape each year to particpate in the shootout.

    Matt Northrup
    Matt is in his fourth season with the Cannons as a member of the ticket sales staff, working in both group and season tickets sales. He also works with corporate sponsors. Matt graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Boston College, Matt was a four-year varsity swim team member and a captain his senior year. Matt recently earned his Masters in Sports Leadership from Northeastern. When he's not running around with the Cannons, Matt coaches several different swim teams at the recreational and masters level. He joined the BLC initiative after the inaugural Cannons Fighting Cancer event, where he helped to plan the exhibition match and the tailgate that followed.

    Mike Culver
    Mike is the Co-Founder and Partner at Medora Ventures. Mike played college lacrosse at the University of Virginia and in the MLL with the Chicago Machine and Long Island Lizards. Mike is honored to support the BLC cause and continue the game's tradition of supporting the local community.


    Colin Reed
    Colin is the Head of Investor Relations at WeWork and played club lacrosse at the University of Virginia. He resides in the south end of Boston and is excited to support Boston Children's Hospital through the game of lacrosse.