Lacrosse Tournament plays in honor of Nick’s Picks Charity


The Palm Desert Lacrosse Classic played its 9th Annual Tournament over Thanksgiving Weekend on behalf of Nick’s Picks. Nicks Picks is a 501c3 charity established by Torrey Pines High School student and liver transplant recipient Nick Wallace. Nick created the charity in 2012 when he was 13 years old. After many long hospital stays throughout his youth, Nick saw the need to support other children living in hospital isolation by providing them with backpacks loaded with games, toys and comfort items in an effort to raise their spirits and keep them engaged.

The Nick’s Picks backpacks are distributed to more than a dozen hospitals and facilities across the country, and with our support, Nick’s Picks will expand the distribution of the backpacks to more hospitalized youths. Nick played for his TEAM12 lacrosse team. The team wore Nick’s Picks branded jerseys in honor of their teammate. For more information on Nick’s Picks, visit