Town Supervisor Anthony Colavita stood in the press box at Eastchester's Haindl Field Friday night, his eyes trained on the lacrosse field. He brought with him t-shirts, trophies and a barbecue to grill on.
"The nicest part of the whole evening is that it brings the whole community together," he said.
Colavita played host to the Supervisor's Cup lacrosse match. The Eastchester Blue Devils faced the Bronxville Youth Lacrosse for the cup. The teams were made up of kids from seventh and eighth grades. The boys team played first and the girls team played under the lights.
This was the first year girls had a team included in the match, said Recreation Supervisor Sally Veltidi.
"The sport has gotten more and more popular with girls in the community and they wanted the opportunity to play," Veltidi said.
Colavita said the matches are competitive.
"The games are very spirited," he said. "And you can see that the kids have a blast."
Last year was also competitive, with games going into overtime, said Veltidi.
"The kids love to play against their hometown rivals, he said.
Colavita said he did not contact Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin to place a friendly wager.
"Let's not go there," he joked.
After the matches, t-shirts and trophies were given to all of the kids, who then shared a family barbecue that included music.
The winner of the match also received a $1,000 gift certificate from Southern Westchester Lacrosse in Tuckahoe.
Ellie Walsh, 11 and Lucy Hanrahan, 12 of the Bronxville team were playing to win. The girls said they were excited to play against new opponents.
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