Dutchtown Lacrosse Club presents fundraising tournament

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Dutchtown Lacrosse Club will honor Burke Cobb, one of its players who lost his life to a heart condition last July with a March 16 fundraising tournament for the foundation honoring him.

The club's annual charity tournament will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Ascension Christian High School Stadium in Gonzales. All proceeds will go to the foundation honoring Cobb – Living4Burke.

Cobb was just 14 years old and was about to begin his freshman year at Dutchtown High School when he died from an undiagnosed heart condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. 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.

Admission to the tournament is $5 for adults, with proceeds going to the Living4Burke Foundation 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. Additional donations to the Living4Burke Foundation also will be accepted the day of the tournament.

The day will consist of a round-robin tournament. In addition to Dutchtown Lacrosse, three other regional lacrosse teams will participate in the event – Catholic High of Baton Rouge, Jesuit High of New Orleans and the Lafayette Hurricanes.

Other activities during the tournament will include raffles (which include LSU items signed by Les Miles), T-shirt sales, concessions and other fundraisers.