Oct. 8, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2013 edition of the Ohio State men’s lacrosse Nationwide Children’s Hospital CJD Memorial Game was a success. Under the lights in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Friday, the Buckeyes took on Detroit in a fallball game.
All proceeds from the game were donated to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital PICU in Colleen Dobbins’ name. Colleen Dobbins, the daughter of Buckeye associate head coach Dave Dobbins and his wife, Erin, passed away suddenly at Nationwide Children's Hospital March 24, 2011, at 5 ½ months old. With the help of Lifeline of Ohio and Nationwide Children's Hospital, Colleen became an organ donor and saved the lives of two other children.
“My family and I would like to thank Detroit, the fans and the many staff members that worked so hard to make the CJD Memorial Game a success,” Dave Dobbins said. “It is a special night to honor the spirit and the life of our daughter Colleen. For our men, we took steps toward our goals on the field tonight, but more importantly we took a big step toward coming together as the Buckeye Lacrosse Family.”
The atmosphere was outstanding in the stadium. Children were able to take advantage of activities including a bouncehouse and face painting. There were plenty of goals for the fans to cheer about.