April 13, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - On Saturday, April 14, when the Huskies host No. 9 Notre Dame at 11 a.m., both programs will take part in the Lax-4-Life campaign to benefit suicide prevention. The two BIG EAST squads will wear commemorative T-shirts with select shirts to be sold to raise money for the national cause.
Lax-4-Life, started in spring 2009 by members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Association, looks to raise awareness about suicide prevention specifically among teenagers and college students. In the spring of 2011, the program raised over $25,000 for various local and national charities.
"We are very excited to be part of the Lax 4 Life campaign and help raise awareness for suicide prevention. Seeing that suicide is the number one cause of death amongst teenagers and college students, I think it's great that Notre Dame and UConn can come together to support a very important cause in suicide awareness and prevention," said Connecticut head coach Katie Woods.
The Huskies are looking for their first victory in league play this year when No. 9 Notre Dame heads to Storrs. UConn comes into the game at 7-4 (0-3 BIG EAST) while Notre Dame stands at 9-2 (3-2 BIG EAST).