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Chester’s PPL Park and Waterbucket Media to host college Fall Ball doubleheader as part of all-day benefit for cancer research

Friday, 6th May 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Events, Tournaments, Posted 5/6/11
From Press Releases

Waterbucket Media, in association with Chester’s PPL Park, announced at a press conference that the venue will host the Fall Brawl for a Cure, its first-ever men’s college lacrosse games on Saturday, October 22.

Pictured (L to R): Nick Sakiewicz, Philadelphia Union CEO & Operating Partner; Jim Jennings, President of Waterbucket Media; Robin Albers, Regional VP for Amercian Cancer Society; Chester Mayor Wendell N. Butler, Jr.

The doubleheader – featuring Big East power Villanova, Stony Brook, Loyola and Siena – is part of a day-long event with fundraising efforts being conducted to benefit the American cancer Society.

Gates will open at 8:00 a.m. and the event begins with youth games featuring Philly region teams throughout the day on the outside of the facility. The college Fall Ball doubleheader will feature Villanova vs. Siena at 5 p.m., after Stony Brook and Loyola square off at 3 p.m.

Prior to the start of those final two games, various college teams will be scrimmaging during the day.

“We are looking forward to a great day of college and youth lacrosse working together to help fight cancer,” said Jim Jennings, President of Waterbucket Media. “We think this is going to be a huge success because of the great facility at PPL Park, and we look for this to be an annual event.”

In addition to showcasing an entertaining day of lacrosse, proceeds from the event will also benefit the American Cancer Society.

“We think the lacrosse community in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware areas will come up big and support this event for the American Cancer Society,” said Robin Albers, Regional Vice President, for the American Cancer Society. “We look forward to a great event on October 22nd.”

The coaches agreed.

“We are honored to participate in the first annual Fall Brawl for a Cure event,” said Rick Sowell, head men’s lacrosse coach at Stony Brook University. “It’s a unique opportunity that allows our team to play at a wonderful facility against top notch competition while raising proceeds for the American Cancer Society.

“It’s a great way for our young men to be involved in an event that will further aid in the awareness and support the research to detect and fight against various cancers that affect all Americans directly or indirectly. It’s a win/win for our program and we look forward to October 22nd.”

For more information about the Fall Brawl for a Cure, visit its official website at Tickets for the event are on sale now, and fans have the option of purchasing them online via the event website or by calling Comcast Tix at (1-800) 298-4200. Anyone who needs further information regarding group tickets in particular or participating in the youth games should call (610) 330-9500.


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