7/18/12 1:23 PM
(July 18, 2012)… The Hamilton Nationals are making available a limited number of commemorative Chris Sanderson tribute T-shirts via the team’s official Facebook page and website. Beginning on Wednesday, July 18th and ending on Wednesday, July 25th, fans have the opportunity to purchase over 20 of the shirts.
Go to the Nationals Facebook site for the list of staff and players shirts that are available for purchase on a first-come-first basis. T-shirts worn by staff are $35 with player shirts priced at $50. The winning purchasers will be selected from the time-stamped requests made on the team’s Facebook page via email@example.com. All emails must include the names of desired player or players, and contact information. Winners will be notified by the Nationals staff.
The Nationals and Boston Cannons honored Chris Sanderson at their game on Saturday, July 7th. The teams wore No. 17 Sanderson T-shirts, which included a commemorative logo for the pregame memorial ceremony and during the playing of both national Anthems.
The design was based on Chris's three loves: Canada, lacrosse and most importantly, his family. The special edition shirts were each signed by the wearing player. Proceeds from the shirt sales will go to the Chris Sanderson Memorial Trust. The teams will announce auction details for the remaining shirts next week.
Sanderson passed away June 28th after a courageous battle with cancer. Sanderson is survived by his wife, Brogann and their two young daughters, Stevie and Clementine.
Sanderson was a lacrosse giant in the field game, starring for the University of Virginia from 1995-98, leading the Cavaliers to two NCAA Final Fours. He was also a national icon, playing for Team Canada in four consecutive World Lacrosse Championships beginning in 1998, being named Goaltender of the Tournament three times. In 2006, Sanderson led Canada to a gold medal victory over the favored United States to give the Canadians their first World Championship in 28 years.
The celebrated goalie played in both the National Lacrosse League and in Major League Lacrosse. In 2001, he won an NLL title with the Philadelphia Wings. The 38-year-old also played briefly in MLL with the Toronto Nationals in 2010.
For more information, please call the Nationals Office at 905-768-2225.
T-shirts that are available
Hamilton Players ($50)
1. Rhys Duch
2. Roman Lao-Gosney
3. Brice Queener
4. Matt Lovejoy
5. Chad Wiedmaier
6. Sol Bliss
7. Joe Resetarits
8. Donny Moss
9. Dan Burns
Boston Staff ($35)
1. General Manager Kevin Barney
2. Head Coach: Steve Duffy
3. Assistant Coach: James Murphy
4. Assistant Coach: Chris Marmiani