PELHAM – Since 1997, the lacrosse organization has operated under the guise of the Welland Raiders. This will soon change with the opening of the Meridian Community Centre in Fonthill as the players return home to Pelham, once again adopting the name the Pelham Raiders.
“We’re bringing it (Raiders lacrosse) back to its roots,” said Raiders president Ben Chambers. He explains that the organization was originally founded as the Pelham Raiders as a centennial project for the town back in 1967. When the organization began to flourish in the 1990s, the requirement for a facility pushed its teams to Welland.