Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/9/09
The tournament is open to boys’ high school, travel and club teams. Profits from the tournament will go to support the efforts of the HEADstrong Foundation’s drive to raise funds and awareness for blood cancer treatment and services to those affected.
Teams are guaranteed three games, plus playoffs to determine a champion. Each player will receive a HEADstrong/Lax4Lives t-shirt and entry into a lacrosse-themed raffle. All items in the raffle will be donated by members of the lacrosse community. Last year’s raffle included lacrosse equipment, clothing, game tickets and memorabilia from some of the top college and professional teams.
The cost is $600 per team.
For more information about registering a team, donating items for the raffle or sponsorship opportunities please visit www.lax4lives.com or contact the tournament directors via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lax4Lives was formed in 2005 when a Pennsbury High School lacrosse player was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (a form of adolescent cancer.) Coaches, teammates, friends, family, and area players bonded to help raise funds to support this young man and his family.
The HEADstrong Foundation was created in the image of Ridley graduate Nick Colleluori, who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma while playing lacrosse at Hofstra University.
Colleluori drew the logo for the HEADstrong Foundation as he was waiting to go into the operating room for a procedure. The 3-year anniversary of his death was Nov. 28; his vision has just begun to take hold of the lacrosse world and well beyond.
The mission of the HEADstrong Foundation is to generate funds for cancer research, distributes grants and assistance to survivors of blood cancer, while providing financial assistance to families that are experiencing the hardships of having a sick family member. The program also provides scholarships and grants for students with ambitions of entering the medical field.