Wednesday, August 17th, from 5:30-8:30 PM at Oak Canyon Jr. High, the lacrosse community has an opportunity to honor one of their fallen brothers, Carson Mooney. Carson, 18, passed away little over a week ago after suffering irreparable, accident-induced brain trauma.
His family described Carson as a “compassionate brother, quiet hero, gentle giant, fire-filled musician, barefoot braveheart, and fiercely loyal friend.” It is these qualities the lacrosse community hopes to honor and celebrate during the inaugural Barefoot LAXin event. This event was inspired by the stories shared about Carson, his free-spirit, and desire to do things because he loved them not because others thought he should. This included lacrosse, music, and always serving others.
The Barefoot LAXin event is a non-competitive, pick-up game, barefoot event for everyone; boys, girls, LAXers and non-LAXers. Barefoot because, well, Carson did everything he possibly could barefoot; including backyard lacrosse. For more details on the event, visit the Barefoot LAXin Facebook page.
Members of the lacrosse community have come together to make this event free for everyone. Greater Utah Lacrosse League, Tribal West, Storm Lacrosse, Tomahc and Berkshire Hathaway Homes have donated gear, time, and services to help us honor Carson. Many other lacrosse families throughout the community are volunteering as well.
While the event is free, donations are being collected. In the true spirit of giving, the Mooney family has asked that all donations collected be given to others through a scholarship fund. The Mooneys know more kids would play and become passionate lacrosse players if they could afford to. Donations will be collected (cash only) at the event; or, you can donate directly to the fund by visiting www.gofundme.com/CarsonMooney.
Everyone involved hopes to create an environment that matches Carson’s passion for doing things because he loved them. Part of that attempt will be contests of SPEED, PIG (stick tricks), and a radar gun to clock shots. Prizes for these contests are being provided by Tribal West and Storm Lacrosse.
Come out to help honor and celebrate Carson; and, build a way to give others the opportunity to find their passion!