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Trine men's lacrosse team will host a Rett Syndrome benefit

The Trine men's lacrosse team will host a Rett Syndrome benefit at its home game against Muskingum in March.

The benefit will be held in conjunction with the March 21 game between the Thunder and the Fighting Muskies. Known as BrooklynStrong, the event will serve as a fundraiser for Girl Power 2 Cure, a foundation dedicated to raising awareness and funds for treatments and a cure for Rett Syndrome. Trine will wear special orange home jerseys and will be selling T-shirts to raise funds for the foundation.

BrooklynStrong is named in honor of Brooklyn Butler, a young friend of the team diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. Brooklyn is the daughter of Kelly Butler, a former employee at Trine University and now the regional director for the Girl Power 2 Cure organization

T-shirts for the event will be sold in the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center in the weeks leading up to the game. T-shirts will also be available for purchase at the game. Fans are encouraged to wear orange in an "Orange-out" in support of the cause.

The team will also hold a raffle for several prizes on the day of the game. Tickets for the raffle will be $1 apiece, or six tickets for $5.

Rett Syndrome is a non-inherited, post-natal neurological disorder that causes impairments affecting the ability to speak, walk and eat. Its hallmarks are near constant, repetitive hand movements while awake. The condition affects mostly girls, and is rarely seen in boys.

For more information on Rett Syndrome, please visit the Girl Power 2 Cure website.