Snap: The Park
UVA's athletic facility known as The Park got some unwanted attention late last year when it became the reason that a man gained an additional felony charge for selling drugs too close to a school, with "school" being defined as any part of a campus, even an assemblage of athletic fields at a major university. Last weekend, March 12-14, however, The Park played host to a happier event, though still one tinged with sadness: the 4th Annual Nolan Jenkins Memorial Youth Preseason Lacrosse Festival. Nearly four years ago, the 17-year-old Jenkins, an Albemarle High School student who had been accepted to Christopher Newport University, died after driving seatbeltless and possibly alcohol-impaired from a farm party on Route 53. The Festival, a tournament which included teams from as far away as Maryland and Ontario, honors Jenkins' love of the sport.