Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/4/10
The HEADstrong Foundation, a charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for blood cancer research, has announced the schedule for the First Annual HEADstrong Rivalry Games; an invitational featuring five Philadelphia-area boys’ conference games and a major Division III showdown.
The event will be held at Widener University on Saturday, April 3. The host Widener Pride, winners of four of the last five Middle Atlantic Conference championships, meet nine-time defending Colonial States Athletic Conference champion
Cabrini College at 3:30 p.m.
Between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., the five scholastic league matchups will be held for varsity and JV. They include Pennsbury vs. Neshaminy (Suburban One National Conference) at 9 a.m.; Unionville vs. Sun Valley (Ches-Mont League) at 11 a.m; defending District 11 champion Emmaus vs. Easton (Lehigh Valley League) at 1 p.m.; two-time defending state champion La Salle vs. St. Joseph’s Prep (Catholic League) at 6 p.m; and Ridley vs. Strath Haven (Central League) at 8 p.m.
The Rivalry Games is just part of a family of events run by the HEADstrong foundation, which raises money and awareness for blood cancer research and aids those afflicted by this disease. Each of the teams will follow the HEADstrong tradition by
conducting a blood cancer awareness campaign on their respective campuses by distributing literature and selling official HEADstrong t-shirts.
The HEADstrong Foundation was created in memory of Nick “Head” Colleluori, who was a 2004 graduate of Ridley High School and was a Hofstra University Lacrosse player when he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Nick lost his relentless battle to cancer on November 28, 2006 after a 14-month fight.
Neshaminy vs. Pennsbury, 9 a.m.
Sun Valley vs. Unionville, 11 a.m.
Easton vs. Emmaus 1 p.m.
Widener Universityvs. Cabrini College, 3:30 p.m.
La Salle vs. St. Joseph’s Prep, 6 p.m.
Ridley vs. Strath Haven, 8 p.m.
Sun Valley vs. Unionville, 8 a.m.
Easton vs. Emmaus, 10 a.m.
Neshaminy vs. Pennsbury, noon
La Salle vs. St. Joseph’s Prep, 2 p.m.
Ridley vs. Strath Haven, 6 p.m.