Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/22/11
The schedule for the 3rd annual Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic Saturday at Hofstra University has been released.
La Salle University will be one of 13 teams competing in the event, which benefits the HEADstrong Foundation and it fight against blood cancer in the name of the former Hofstra student-athlete. Colleluori, a Ridley alum, passed away five years ago despite a great struggle vs. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
The Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse program will host the third annual Nick Colleluori Women’s Lacrosse Classic on Saturday, September 24 at James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, New York.
The tournament was the first of its kind on the women’s side to help raise funds and awareness for the HEADstrong Foundation and blood cancer research.
This year a bone marrow drive will also be held. The event has raised over $70,000 in its first two years.
Also participating in the tournament will be: Hofstra, Adelphi, Central Connecticut State, Connecticut, C.W. Post, Iona, Johns Hopkins, Long Island, Monmouth, Vermont, New York Athletic Club and Team HEADstrong (Hofstra lacrosse alumnae)
All the teams will be given lime green laces to be worn during the tournament to show their support.
In addition to a great day of lacrosse, there will also be a variety of items associated with the HEADstrong Foundation for sale, including the lime green laces, and there will be plenty of activities to keep all the fans and spectators entertained all day. All funds raised during the tournament will go directly to the HEADstrong Foundation.
Nick Colleluori was a member of the Pride Lacrosse team from 2004 to 2006 and graduated from Ridley in 2004.
The HEADstrong Foundation is dedicated to Nick’s life. He drew the logo as he was waiting to go into the operating room for a procedure. Because lacrosse was his passion and he can no longer carry the ball, his family and friends will carry the ball for him. Please join the HEADstrong Foundation’s effort to bring Nick’s vision to reality to promote cancer awareness, support research and help eliminate this disease.
The HEADstrong Foundation’s mission is to generate funds for cancer research, distribute grants and assistance to survivors of blood cancer, provide financial assistance to families that are experiencing the hardships of having a sick family member, and provide scholarships and grants for students with ambitions of entering the medical field.
To learn more about the HEADstrong Foundation, please visit their website at: www.HEADstrongfoundation.org.
3rd annual Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic
at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, Saturday, Sept. 24
Johns Hopkins vs. Adelphi, Field 1 (turf)
Vermont vs. Hofstra, Field 2
C.W. Post vs. Central Conn. State Univ.
La Salle vs. LIU
Monmouth vs Iona
Hofstra. vs. Team HeadSTRONG
UConn vs. Hopkins
Adelphi vs. NYAC
Vermont vs La Salle
CCSU vs. Iona
NYAC vs. LIU
Monmouth vs. Hopkins
Iona vs Adelphi
C.W. Post vs. UConn
Speech by HEADstrong President Cheryl Colleluori (Field 1)
Hopkins vs Hofstra
Team HeadSTRONG vs. UConn
NYAC vs.La Salle
CCSU vs. LIU
Vermont vs.C.W. Post
NYAC vs. Team HeadSTRONG
Vermont vs. UConn
Adelphi vs. Monmouth
LIU vs. Iona
La Salle vs. CCSU
UConn vs. Hofstra
C.W. Post vs. Team HeadSTRONG
Vermont vs. Monmouth