Knighthawks player helps build Habitat for Humanity home

July 11, 2017 06:05 PM

Normally known for swinging a lacrosse stick through the air, one Knighthawks player traded his traditional equipment for construction equipment Tuesday afternoon.

Luke Laszkiewicz was hard at work and pulling plywood up to the second floor when our crew stopped. It was all in an effort to help Flower City Habitat for Humanity build a home on Jay Street on Tuesday.

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The second year player is quick to admit that he is the definition of "unskilled labor" when it comes to home construction, but added that he's thrilled to represent both of his teams: The Rochester Knighthawks and his new hometown of Rochester.

"It's a big part of why we're out here in the community is helping the surrounding community," says Laszkiewicz. "We get a lot of support from the Rochester area so we love having the chance to give back. We have a lot of community initiatives and got in touch with Habitat for Humanity and it seemed to work and everything came together so we're helping to build a house today."

Habitat for Humanity says the total project is expected to be finished around October.


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