35th Annual Lloyd Thacker Tournament & Benefit

It’s Back!

The 35th Annual Lloyd Thacker Tournament has returned with the same zest and excitement as before but with a newfound focus. This year’s edition will feature a fundraising event on Friday night, followed by four decades of the best lacrosse players competing on Saturday to benefit the newly formed Thrive Cancer Foundation. 

About Thrive Cancer Foundation:

The Foundation came to be when a Thacker founding father, Rife Hilgartner, learned he had stage 4 colon cancer. Diagnosed on December 22, 2020, Rife decided to take this negative news, turn it on its head, and find some positive light to shine on an otherwise dismal situation. Hence the founding of Thrive Cancer Foundation. 

The Foundation will provide financial support for those battling the disease while offering a holistic approach to treatment. Through Ayurvedic practice (ancient Indian science), exercise, proper diet, and a strong positive outlook Thrive Cancer Foundation believes it can help patients approach their diagnosis with a healthy road map for recovery and treatment. Rife has first-hand knowledge of its benefits and success.  

The 35th Annual Lloyd Thacker Tournament Details:

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 

Time: 11 am – 5 pm (or until we’ve crowned the champ!) 

Location: 10806 Greenspring Ave Baltimore, MD 21093 

Tournament Kick Off:

Gala Fundraiser:

Start the celebration early by joining us for an evening of celebration and fun benefiting the Thrive Cancer Foundation. We’ll have live music, a silent auction, a delicious food buffet, specialty drinks, and cash bar.   


Date: Friday, August 26, 2022

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

Location: Mt. Washington Tavern, 5700 Newbury St., Baltimore

Entry Fee/Donations: Teams of 3 will be asked to make a minimum tax-deductible contribution of $500 to enter the tournament. All those in attendance will also have the opportunity to make contributions. 

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Friday fundraising event and the following day’s tournament!

Please feel free to bring family, friends, and anyone who may want to learn more about the Foundation and our long-running Thacker event. 

See you at the kegs! 

Rife, Andy, and Kevin

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