Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/19/10
From Press Releases
The HEADstrong Foundation has been named the Charity of Choice for the Second Annual Konica Minolta Big City Classic scheduled for Saturday, April 10, in the New Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J.
The invitational, sponsored by Inside Lacrosse, features three top men’s college games: Hofstra vs. Delaware (1 p.m.), Virginia vs. North Carolina (4 p.m.) and Princeton vs. Syracuse (6:30 p.m.). The event will be the first held at the new stadium, built on the same site as the old structure.
Cheryl Colleluori, President of the HEADstrong Foundation, and son Michael Colleluori will speak to the audience during one of the half-times, telling of the life of Nick Colleluori and his dream to cure blood cancer. Nick, a Ridley High graduate, died just over 3 years ago while a student-athlete at Hofstra after a 14-month battle against Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
The Colleluoris plan to thank the lacrosse community for its continuous support. A HEADstrong tent will be in the vendor area and HEADstrong apparel will be available. The participating teams have been invited to wear our lime green shoe laces and lime green chin straps provided by Cascade in support of the HEADstrong Foundation. Also, the referees will wear lime-green and black uniforms to show their support.
Special group rates for HEADstrong supporters are $15 for groups of 10 or more. For groups of 300, each group would be allowed to have four ball boys on the field during each game.
All the ball boys will be provided official HEADstrong t-shirts to wear during the game. To purchase tickets click here to access Ticketmaster and click on the orange “Find Tickets” button. From there, use the “Promotions and Special Offers” choice to select the number of tickets you want to buy and type the code HEADstrong into the box.
Teams playing in the Big City Classic are:
GAME 1 – 1 PM – Hofstra vs Delaware
GAME 2 – 4 PM – Virginia vs North Carolina
GAME 3 – 6:30 PM – Princeton vs Syracuse