Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/15/09
From Press Releases
This event has raised close to $1 million for leukemia research and has drawn nearly 50,000 lacrosse enthusiasts. The tournament also will feature six men’s teams. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Gates open at 8 a.m. and admission is $20 per car.
Each team will be paired with an “honorary captain,” a child who is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia. The contests will consist of four 20-minute running time quarters with a one- to two-minute break between each quarter, including halftime. There will be ten minutes in between each game.
The Lacrosse for Leukemia Tournament benefits the Maryland chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which raises money to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
The men’s field features Air Force Academy, Mount St. Mary’s, St. John’s, Towson, UMBC, and Division III Washington College. The women’s field also includes American, Duke, Duquesne, James Madison, Johns Hopkins, Loyola, Maryland, Mount St. Mary’s, Rutgers, Towson and UMBC.
The Mount St. Mary’s men competed last week at Ridley High in the Third Annual Nick Colleluori Classic, which benefits blood cancer research. The Mount is coached by Tom Gravante, a survivor of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.