Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/13/11
HEADstrong officials have released the schedule for the 5th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic on October 8-9 at Ridley High in Folsom.
The event, which has helped the HEADstrong Foundation raise more than $1 million to fight blood cancer, will feature nine NCAA Division I and 10 NCAA Division II & III men’s lacrosse teams as follows:
NCAA Division I, Saturday October 8th
St. Joseph’s University
Mt. St. Mary’s University
University of Michigan
NCAA Division II & III, Sunday October 9th
Chestnut Hill College (DII)
Ursinus College (DIII)
Neumann University (DIII)
Widener University (DIII)
Eastern University (DIII)
Albright College (DIII)
Richard Stockton College (DIII)
St. Mary’s College of Md. (DIII)
University of Scranton (DIII)
Marywood University (DIII)
5th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic Game Schedule
Division 1 schedule, Saturday, Oct. 8
STADIUM TURF FIELD – NATURAL GRASS FIELD
9:30 am Michigan vs. St. Joseph’s – Cornell vs. Colgate
11:00 am Cornell vs. Mount St. Mary’s – Lehigh vs. Hofstra
12:30 pm Colgate vs. Marist – Towson vs. Michigan
2:10 pm HEADstrong Presentation
2:30 pm Hofstra vs. Cornell – St. Joseph’s vs. Mount St. Mary’s
4:00 pm Towson vs. Lehigh Mount – St. Mary’s vs. Marist
Division II & III schedule, Sunday, Oct. 9
STADIUM TURF FIELD NATURAL GRASS FIELD
9:30 am Eastern vs. Neumann – Chestnut Hill vs. Ursinus
11:00 am Widener vs. Scranton – Albright vs. Marywood
12:30 pm Ursinus vs. St. Mary’s – Stockton vs. Eastern
2:10 pm HEADstrong Presentation
2:30 pm Marywood vs. Chestnut Hill – Neumann vs. Widener
4:00 pm Stockton vs. Albright – Scranton vs. St. Mary’s
Single Day Admission will be $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children (12) and under, and free for children under (5). A Two-Day Pass is available for $15.00 for adults, and $7.00 for children (12) years and under.
Nicholas “Head” Colleluori #27, graduated from Ridley High School in June 2004 as a three-sport athlete, and joined the Hofstra Pride Lacrosse team the next fall. With hard work and determination, Nick earned a role on the Hofstra team in the spring of his freshman year.
Nick was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in September 2005, which started a brutal 14-month battle with cancer. Although Nick fought a relentless battle, he passed away on November 28th, 2006.
During his treatment, Nick reached out to others with the same illness and counseled them, to help develop the same positive outlook that he always possessed. In Nick’s own way, he also counseled his family, friends and teammates to help get through this extremely difficult time. He was truly an inspiration to all who knew him.
It was Nick’s idea to begin the HEADstrong Foundation, to help those who have been diagnosed with blood cancers, and to put an end to this horrible disease. To learn more about Nick and the HEADstrong Foundation Mission, please visit our website at: www.HEADstrongfoundation.org.
Every year, to honor Nicholas “Head” Colleluori, and those affected by blood cancer, the HEADstrong Foundation hosts “The Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic”, which has become the premier Men’s Collegiate Fall Ball Lacrosse Tournament. With help from the college lacrosse teams, and the lacrosse community, the HEADstrong Foundation continues to build a “Team of Champions” to combat blood cancer. Each participating team sells HEADstrong T-Shirts on their campus to raise funds & awareness of this disease. All proceeds go toward Blood Cancer Research & Family Assistance. The HEADstrong Foundation would like to thank all of the College Lacrosse Teams for their support of this great cause.
In just years, The Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic has raised approximately $650,000 for Blood Cancer Research & Family Assistance, as it continues The HEADstrong Foundation Mission to eliminate blood cancers.
To drive home the HEADstrong Mission, and to allow each team to experience the importance of their hard work, each team will be assigned a “HEADstrong Honorary Captain” – someone currently dealing with blood cancer. The Honorary Captains will be part of the teams for the day, and will serve to inspire them, with their Relentless Courage.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:
The world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS’s mission: Cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and Myeloma, and improve the quality of life
for patients and their families.
“Be the Match” – Bone Marrow Donor Drive Registry:
Take the first steps to save a life, join the bone marrow registry. Stop by at the “Be the Match” tent, and see how easy
it is to get registered. The HEADstrong Foundation will pay for all processing fees. It’s one way you can give back.