Laker Student-Athletes Participate in Hannibal’s PDSA 5K Run/Walk

HANNIBAL, N.Y. – More than 100 Oswego State student-athletes from the men’s and women’s lacrosse, wrestling, women’s soccer, and field hockey teams were among the 185 participants at Hannibal’s Platelet Disorder Support Association (PDSA) 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 25. Pat Decker, a senior midfielder for the Laker men’s lacrosse team was the first overall finisher. Nearly $1,900 was raised at the event, which marks the second-largest amount raised for PDSA in the event’s seven-year history.

The Laker men’s lacrosse program has participated in the run/walk in some capacity since 2005, while this was the first year of involvement for the field hockey, women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, and wrestling programs.

Over the past eight years, two Hannibal School District employees have been diagnosed with platelet disorders. Other organizations contributing to the cause include the Hannibal Faculty Association, the Hannibal Key Club, and the Hannibal girls’ soccer program. Official sponsors of the event included Ontario Orchards, Oswego Bagelry, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Lupiens’ Engraving.

For more information regarding platelet disorders, check out PDSA’s official website at www.pdsa.org.