Roland Park tournament raises money for lupus research
Roland Park will host its annual Sally E.Nyborg Field Hockey Invitational Saturday, an event which has drawn some of the best field hockey teams in the Baltimore-Washington area since it began in 1998. Teams will play for a good cause -- to raise money for lupus research.
Nyborg, a Reds field hockey player, died of complications from lupus in the spring of her junior year of 1998 and the tournament began the following fall.
Competition opens at 9 a.m. with Roland Park taking on No. 6 Westminster followed by No. 2 Severna Park vs. No. 10 Fallston at 11:15, Bethesda-Chevy Chase vs. St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes at 11:30 and Fallston vs. Westminster at 12:45. Two games will be played simultaneously at 2:15 to cap off the day: Severna Park vs. BCC and Roland Park vs. St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes.
The four public school teams -- Severna Park, BCC, Fallston and Westminster -- have won 48 state championships among them with Severna Park taking a record 18. Roland Park has won three IAAM A Conference titles since 2002 and St. Stephen's/St. Agnes,f rom Alexandria, Va., is a perennial Washington, D.C. private schools powerhouse.
Here is more information about the tournament. This news release comes from Roland Park’s communications department:
On May 17, 1998, Sally Elizabeth Nyborg, a varsity field hockey player and a member of the Class of 1999 at Roland Park Country School, died from complications caused by lupus. A very bright and energetic teenager, Sally challenged herself in all aspects of her life, including field hockey - her passion. She participated in the U.S. Futures Program and relished the challenge of learning and competing with some of the area’s best high school athletes. Sally also loved to run and to help others, demonstrated by the $1,800 she raised for the Leukemia Society by running in the Marine Corps Marathon in October, 1997. All who knew Sally marveled at her work ethic and her dedication to academics, sports and all that she pursued. In Sally’s memory, and as a fundraiser for the Hopkins Lupus Research Fund, Sally’s parents, grandparents, friends and classmates established an endowment to underwrite the annual Sally E. Nyborg Invitational Field Hockey Tournament.
Fees from the participating teams as well as 100 percent* of the concession sales run by the RPCS Parents’ Association will be donated to the Hopkins Lupus Research Fund. The event is free and open to the public.
Anyone wishing to respond to the fight against lupus should contact:
Hopkins Lupus Research Fund
1830 East Monument Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
*An earlier version incorrectly reported the percentage of concession proceeds to be donated.