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Sticks for Soldiers will host the 2023 Summit as a kick-off to the upcoming Thanksgiving Lacrosse Classic Event. Why does Sticks for Soldiers matter? We invite you to join us and learn how our efforts over the past 16 years have helped meet the needs of severely wounded veterans. This story will be told through the insights and perspectives of S4S representatives and partners, past honorees, and invited guests.

Keep an eye out for the official Zoom invite coming to your e-mail inbox soon.

Invited guests and attendees will include past honorees, participating coaches and team representatives, team captains and their parents, event alumni, town officials, school administrators, local and state representatives, current volunteers, and members of our Board and Advisory Team.


Here’s a peek at our list of current speakers.

Let's bring it in! 2023 Zoom Summit

Bob Vitale – Board President

What were you thinking?
Chris Parisi – Sticks for Soldiers Founder, former Head Coach Ludlowe Boys Lacrosse, and Advisory Team Member

Strength in community.
Brenda Kupchick – First Selectwoman at Town of Fairfield, CT

Can we make a difference? An honoree’s perspective.
Calvin Todd – U.S. Army SPC (Ret.) and 2017 S4S Honoree

What is sacrifice? And how do we honor those who serve.
Patricia Parry – Gold Star Mother of Navy SEAL Brian Bill

A Q&A will follow.

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