Roughnecks McBride, Carnegie and Snider swap shoes for a good cause, plus the links

Calgary's Andrew McBride, Scott Carnegie and Geoff Snider helped raise funds for the Calgary YWCA. (Photo: Roughnecks)
Calgary's Andrew McBride, Scott Carnegie and Geoff Snider helped raise funds for the Calgary YWCA. (Photo: Roughnecks)

Like other pro athlettes, National Lacrosse League guys are quick to help the community. But Andrew McBride, Scott Carnegie and Geoff Snider have taken outreach to a whole new level. As tough as these guys are, they traded their turf shoes in for high heels last week to help raise money for the YWCA of Calgary. At Calgary’s Olympic Plaza, the Riggers trio kept their balance and took part in the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event to raise funds for the organization, which helps to make positive changes and break the pattern of domestic violence. The event that included other notable Calgarians raised $278,000 for the cause. What else is going on around the NLL?

Plus the links

Jordan Sundher
Jordan Sundher

The Buffalo Bandettes have announced open tryouts on Oct. 22 and 23 in Depew. Click here to learn more … Brad Richardson of the Colorado Mammoth gave it a go, but he lost. Then again, it was a speed-eating contest and yet again, he was up against champion Joey Chestnut. Check out the photos at the Mammoth website … Scott Campbell and Jarrett Davis of the Knighthawks were joined by teammate Joe Walters and administrative guys Tom Cincebox and Brian Hobart as they taught youngsters the finer points of the game at a clinic near Rochester. Paul Gait made an appearance as well, giving the kids plenty to work toward as they progress their games … Speaking of Rochester, Joel White says he’s amped that the Knighthawks selected him No. 10 overall and that he’ll join former SU teammate, and roommate, Stephen Keogh … Hey Swarm fan, wanna know who’s on your dance team for 2012? Click here. And yes, there’s a photo gallery … Wings Fest is on Saturday for fans of the Philadelphia Wings. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center, fans can meet players Bill McGlone, Brendan Mundorf, Steve Holmes and Brett Manney and also get some advice and tips a clinic … The Washington Stealth’s Stick-2-Schools fundraising program is set for Oct. 16 at a cost of $25 for adults and $15 for kids. The program helps fight childhood obesity by encouraging lacrosse as a means to stay active and the program currently has 80 schools in the area on its wait list. Check out the details for the fundraiser here … In B.C. Junior A news, Jordan Sundher announced that external commitments have made it necessary for him to step down as coach of the Junior Shamrocks. The Shamrocks were 23-18 in the regular season in his 2 seasons and 4-7 in the postseason.

Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at bob.chavez@nllinsider.com or go to RochesterSports.com.

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