Lancaster-Lebanon League teams raised more than $12,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project this past week.

That's according to Hempfield boys' lacrosse coach Jeremy Adams, who was ahead of organizing the effort. This past week, L-L League teams came together to coin the week of April 13 Assisting Our Defenders week.

To help raise awareness and support of the Wounded Warrior Project, L-L League teams joined in the week-long effort by selling t-shirts with the words ‘Assisting Our Defender’ on them. All proceeds went to the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization supporting injured military veterans. The t-shirts were sold at games of the participating schools. Donations were accepted at the games as well.

Schools that participated included every L-L League boys’ lacrosse team except Lancaster Mennonite - a coaching change for the Blazers two weeks before the start of this season made it difficult for organizers to get Lancaster Mennonite involved. The girls’ lacrosse teams at Elizabethtown and Hempfield also participated.

Adams said this is the first time the L-L League lacrosse teams did such an effort to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.