Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/24/12
HEADstrong Foundation’s inaugural tailgate in conjunction with Blood Cancer Awareness Night, Wednesday September 26, in partnership with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies will host the Washington Nationals and first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM. This will be the last home regular season series for the 2012 Philadelphia Phillies. The BYOB tailgate will be sponsored by Zac’s Hamburgers and will be located in the Jetro Cash-n-Carry Parking Lot located at 700 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. The Jetro Parking Lot is located adjacent from the Citizens Bank Park and left of Lincoln Financial Field. The Jetro Parking Lot is being presented as the Preferred Parking Lot of the HEADstrong Foundation and parking will cost $10.00. Admission to the Official HEADstrong Tailgate will be $15.00. The Official HEADstrong Tailgate will begin promptly at 4:00PM and conclude at 7:00PM. Food provided by Zac’s Hamburgers will be served from 4:30PM-6:30PM. Please bring a copy of your orders’ email confirmation to the tailgate to assist us with registration. Click here to register.
Philly fundraiser events
The Philly Charity Showdown, November 16 at PPL Park in Chester, as the kickoff to NXTsports’ 2012 Philly Showcase weekend. The Philly Charity Showdown will feature a monumental lineup of elite high school and club teams in action at an amazing venue. The Friday evening Philly Charity Showdown has become a Philly Showcase weekend tradition, and this year NXTsports will again raise money to benefit HelpHOPELive in honor of Logan Schweiter. This year’s Philly Charity Showdown will feature a tremendous lineup of club and high school lacrosse matchups, pitting some of Philadelphia’s finest high school and club programs against elite counterparts from across North America. The start times and order of the games of the Philly Charity Showdown are still being finalized, but the lineup will consist of the following club and high school matchups:
• HEADstrong (PA) vs. Leading Edge (NJ)
• Mesa Fresh (PA) vs. Laxachusetts (MA)
• NXT L.C. (PA) vs. Titanium (OH)
High School Matchups:
• Haverford School (PA) vs. Hill Academy (Ontario, Canada)
• Episcopal Academy (PA) vs. Conestoga (PA)
The Philly Charity Showdown at PPL Park is open to the public. General admission tickets are $20 for adults, and all kids 12 and under are welcome to attend for free. NXTsports will also host a special VIP reception in the PPL Park Stadium Club featuring food, drinks and a silent auction with the proceeds going to HelpHOPELive. All guests at the VIP reception will have a full view of the action on the field from either within the Stadium Club or from the adjoining outdoor deck overlooking the field.
There are 200 tax-deductible tickets available for the VIP Reception. Both general admission and VIP Reception tickets will be available very soon, check ShowcaseLacrosse.com for ticketing details in the coming week. To immediately put your name on the VIP Reception information list please email Kara Geiman (firstname.lastname@example.org). HelpHOPELive (formerly NTAF) is a nonprofit that empowers individuals and families to overcome financial barriers related to catastrophic injury through grass-roots fundraising. HelpHOPELive provides the guidance, resources and support needed to raise funds to bridge the gap between what health insurance will pay and what is actually needed to heal, live and thrive.
Additional Ways to Assist Logan Schweiter and the Schweiter Family: For the second consecutive year the Philly Charity Showdown will raise money for HelpHOPELive in honor of Logan Schweiter. Logan, a student at St. Katherine’s of Siena School in Wayne and an enthusiastic rising lacrosse player in the Conestoga Youth Lacrosse (CYLAX) program, nearly drowned when trapped before being rescued from floodwaters near his Wayne, PA home in July 2011. Logan is fighting to recover from severe brain damage suffered as a result of the tragic incident. HelpHOPELive has been instrumental in supporting Logan and the Schweiter family, as well other families who have suffered catastrophic injury.
Can’t attend, but would like to help Logan? Visit www.helphopelive and enter Logan Schweiter in the Find a Patient section of the homepage.
The Philadelphia Lacrosse Association’ 20th PLA Golf Classic, Monday, October 8th, White Manor Country Club in Malvern. This will support the PLA’s mission to promote the game of lacrosse in the region, particularly our New Start Program, which provides technical and financial assistance to new lacrosse programs. The PLA has provided close to $300,000 in grant support to new lacrosse programs in the area since the outing’s inception in 1993. The PLA also is accepting sponsorships to help ensure the outing’s success. Among other things, all sponsors and their logos (and websites) will be featured prominently on the home page of the PLA website. Reserve your spot by completing the registration form and returning it to Scott Growney (2012 PLA Golf Classic, c/o Scott Growney, 235 Keller Road, Berwyn, PA 19312) as soon as possible, but in any event before Monday, October 1st. If you are not a golfer or cannot attend the golfing activities, you are welcome to attend the cocktail reception and banquet that begins at 5:45 pm. Space in the outing is limited and registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Schedule: Registration, Practice, Skills Contest and Lunch — 10:30 am to 12:15 pm
Tee-Off (Shotgun Start) — 12:30 pm; Cocktail Reception/Hors D’oeurves/Banquet/Raffle, Auction and Awards — 5:45 to 8:00 pm. Contribution: Individual — $250*; Foursome — $1000*
Corporate/Individual Sponsorships: Major Sponsor — $500; Co-Sponsor — $250
Cocktail Reception, Banquet and Awards Ceremony (only) — $50. Contribution per person includes buffet lunch; catered hors d’oeurves, roast beef and pasta stations and cru d’ete (with assorted dips) during cocktail reception and awards banquet; greens fees, golf cart, bag handling/loading, use of practice and locker room facilities; on-course refreshments and snacks at courtesy stations; eligibility for individual and team awards; and a 2012 PLA Golf Classic Gift Pack. Format: The event will be a “modified scramble” (all players drive; foursome selects a drive; players play their own ball from there). Individual prizes will be awarded for longest drive, straightest drive, closest-to-the-pin (all par threes), and the traditional “Double-Flag Birdie Challenge.” Team prizes will be awarded for low gross and low net. Hole-in-one prizes apply on all par threes (car, travel packages, and/or cash prize).
HEADstrong Lacrosse Club’s inaugural Tee Off Against Blood Cancer, Friday, October 26, Springfield Country Club. Click here for registration. A cost of $127.00 per golfer will apply which includes a post golf luncheon, use of practice and locker-room facilities, on-course refreshments, contests, prizes, bag handling, cart/greens fees and a special HEADstrong gift. For supporters not interested in golfing, tickets for the luncheon are available for $50.00 per person and will be sold at the event. There will be a shotgun start promptly at 9:00AM and the luncheon reception will begin at 2:00PM.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for business’s interested in supporting the effort. The Lime Sponsorship Package inclusive of a foursome, prominent tee box signage, sponsorship acknowledgement during the luncheon program and in post event press materials is available for $700.00 and traditional tee sponsorships and memorial signs are available for $100.00. For more sponsorship information please contact Darin DiPasquale at email@example.com. The outing will benefit the HEADstrong Foundation’s commitment to providing financial resources, funding of innovative research through the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma Research Fund at the Abramson Cancer Center and supporting Nick’s House™, which is HEADstrong’s newest service offering, which provides complimentary housing for patients and families traveling to the Philadelphia metropolitan area for blood cancer related treatment.
The inaugural EVANFEST Lacrosse Banquet, Thursday, November 15 from 6-11 p.m., Drexelbrook Catering in Drexel Hill. Individual banquet tickets are $80 and a group table (10 or more people) is $750. Click here to purchase a ticket.
The Master of Ceremonies for the event is Philly lacrosse standout Brian Dougherty, the head coach at Chestnut Hill College and special guest speakers include Haverford School coach John Nostrant, La Salle College High and Chesapeake Bayhawks assistant coach Tony Resch (also Wings legendary player and coach) and Princeton coach Chris Bates.
Schedule: 6:00PM – 7:00PM Open Bar; 7:00PM – 9:00 Sit Down Dinner & Speakers
EVANFEST has raised more than $500,000 for families that have a child with a life-threatening disease. It was created to honor the memory of Evan Brady, a youth lacrosse standout who showed courage and dignity while battling osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) for several years until passing away at the age of 19 (his jersey number) in 2005.
EVANFEST draws more than 40 boys’ youth lacrosse teams in the U-15 and U-13 divisions. Teams mostly come from Chester and Delaware Counties. The day will bring surrounding communities together to further the sport of lacrosse and to help raise money to donate to families to help defray the many costs involved in this monumental fight. Already, more than 130 families have been helped through EVANFEST. Last year more than $100,000 was raised.
People are encouraged to go to the Evanfest website to learn more about the event.