The North American Lacrosse Community is coming together to help the kids in Newtown, Connecticut begin their healing process, after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Calgary Roughnecks’ tough guy Geoff Snider was among nine lacrosse players to head to Newtown yesterday, for an afternoon of fun and skills with local kids.

Some of whom are students at Sandy Hook.

“We were there from about 1 until 5. So they ran four different groups through…probably four or fifth graders up to high school kids. We just did drills, we just played some games and just taught some stuff and worked on some skills, and a lot of individual attention, a lot of teaching and just a fun afternoon.” Snider says.

The players were sent by Warrior Lacrosse, an equipment company, with ties in Connecticut’s lacrosse leagues.

Snider says the pros were happy to be there to give the kids a chance to focus on a game they love.

“It was humbling, I was very thankful for the opportunity that I’d been presented with, and thankful to be able to you know, do what we do, and be in a position where we can help out at the same time. Its a sad time there. You know, you really respect and appreciate what you have.” He says.

Snider says the parents of kids who attend Sandy hook were very appreciative for the day of lacrosse, as part of a long road ahead for the grieving city.