St. Charles Running Festival Supports Women’s Lacrosse

From left are Assistant Athletics Director Sarah Williams

College Raises Funds to Field Team in Spring 2015

St. Charles Companies presented $1,500 in proceeds from the 2013 St. Charles Running Festival to support establishing a women’s lacrosse team at the College of Southern Maryland. Due to outstanding support from community partners and the CSM Foundation, the college has been able to launch lacrosse at the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) collegiate level in Southern Maryland, with a men’s team set for its season home opener March 9.

The CSM Foundation is seeking to raise $25,000 to launch the women’s team in spring 2015. St. Charles Companies offered the proceeds from the 2013 running festival, which was also sponsored by Lennar and Chick-fil-A, as a matching donation to support the college’s student athletes during #GivingTuesday in December.

From left are Assistant Athletics Director Sarah Williams, CSM Foundation Chair Jay Lilly, Chris Tomlinson with Corrigan Sports Enterprises, CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, Athletics Coordinator Nick Williams, St. Charles Companies Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations Craig Renner and Development Coordinator Erika Abell. To register for the 2014 St. Charles Running Festival which will include a 10-miler, 5K and family fun run/walk on April 12, visit To support women’s lacrosse at CSM or receive the latest updates, register at