Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/2/12
On Friday October 26, the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club of Southeastern Pennsylvania hosted their Inaugural Tee Off Against Blood Cancer successfully generating over $5,000 for their parent organization the HEADstrong Foundation at Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Pennsylvania.
John Hoffman, Eric Carruthers, Paul Linko and John Chessock won the best foursome while Ryan Pagano won the longest drive and the Closest To The Pin winner was Hoffman.
The event served as just one of the many ways that families associated with the club team are actively involved in making a difference in supporting the HEADstrong mission during the year. Aside from playing lacrosse the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club emphasizes the importance of developing character and instilling values by positively engaging and empowering their players and families to participate in several community outreach initiatives and fundraising efforts as part program.
A beautiful fall day set the tone for the event with many golfers and their families in attendance. A great day of golf and networking ensued followed by a luncheon, silent auction and inspirational words from HEADstrong President Cheryl Colleluori.
After a great summer together, this golf outing was conceptualized by a group of parents who wanted to stay in touch during the traditional off season. Led by Darin DiPasquale, Tom Reiley and Joe Tordone the event in its first year accomplished exactly what it was intended to do, gather both parents and supporters of the lacrosse club. Plans are already underway for next year’s outing in which players will be involved.
“At HEADstrong we are committed to building a wonderful experience for our players and their families,” said Brian Neary, HEADstrong General Manager. “Outside of playing the sport at its most competitive level we are committed to providing opportunities that will engage our players and their families in understanding the true meaning of our game.
“We view Lacrosse as an opportunity to develop lifelong friendships and a platform for making a difference in the community. In our program we have many wonderful families who understand the vision of our Founder Nick Colleluori. The Tee Off Against Blood Cancer was a huge success because of the hard work and commitment of our parents. We wish to thank them for believing in who we are and what we are trying to accomplish.”