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Philly Gear: Nike ‘Checking for Cancer’ tourney brings top teams, important message tomorrow at Haverford School

Friday, 13th April 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Events, Gear, High School, Tournaments, Posted 4/13/12

Haverford School is hosting the 4th annual Checking for Cancer Lacrosse Invitational (sponsored by Nike) Saturday, when many of the top boys’ lacrosse teams will compete for on a stage that also can help save lives.

Checking for cancer gear: Custom Nike game jersey and shorts, custom shooting shorts, custom socks and laces; helmet and decal

Aside from great competition, the primary purpose and motivation behind the formation of CFC is to promote awareness of Prostate, Colorectal and Testicular Cancers.

Haverford School coach John Nostrant, a prostate cancer survivor, and close friend Kevin Giblin, the coach at Georgetown Prep, created the tourney to raise awareness for early detection of the three men’s cancers and all cancer.


On the business side, CFC has raised over $80,000 in just three years, with all event profits earmarked for cancer research and for those organizations in need of special support. Last year’s total contribution of $42,000 was donated to the University of Pennsylvania – Livestrong Center of Excellence and West Philadelphia Outreach Program, the Kimmel Cancer Center, Cuddle My Kids and Great Guys Group.

For more information, please visit the Checking for Cancer website at

For a breakdown on three of the key games, click here for Inside Lacrosse preview by Ty Xanders.

The Checking for Cancer committee has focused on a uniform (jerseys and matching shorts) based on the Carolina Blue colors signifying men’s cancers. Haverford wore the Carolina Blue jersey in the inaugural event three years ago and wears the uniforms every year to honor the event and coach Nostrant and many others who have fought these diseases.

Other gear showcased today includes custom game jerseys and shorts, custom shooting shirts, custom socks, custom t-shirts, as well as the laces and helmet decals.

Checking for cancer laces, decals

The event features seven teams ranked in the Top 25 by MaxPreps, including No. 1 Conestoga (Pa.) vs. No. 6 Garden City (N.Y.) and No. 4 Haverford School vs. No. 12 Lawrenceville School (N.J.).

More on the event can be learned by listening to the podcast of Nostrant on the “Lax High” national radio show taped last week on the Lacrosse Radio Network. The show was hosted by Chris Goldberg, owner of Lacrosse Media and editor of Lax High can be accessed through the Internet by clicking here..

The schedule:
(Rankings are by MaxPreps)

9 a.m.: No. 21 La Salle (Pa.) vs St. Augustine Prep (N.J.), Sabol Field
11 a.m.: No. 22 Episcopal Academy (Pa.) vs Radnor (Pa.) – Class of ’75 Field
11 a.m.: No. 1 Conestoga (Pa.) vs No. 6 Garden City (N.Y.) – Sabol Field
1 p.m.: No. 4 Haverford School (Pa.) vs No. 12 Lawrenceville School (N.J.) – Sabol Field
1 p.m.: Wilton (Conn.) vs Penn Charter (Pa.) – Class of ’75 Field
3 p.m.: Salesianum School (Del.) vs Chatham (N.J.) – Class of ’75 Field
3 p.m.: No. 18 Georgetown Prep (Md.) vs Delbarton (N.J.) – Sabol Field


11:00 AM Merion Mercy (PA) vs Downingtown East (PA) – Grass Field
1:00 PM Agnes Irwin (PA) vs Germantown Friends (PA) – Grass Field

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3:00 PM Haverford School (PA) vs Conestoga (PA) – Memorial Field



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