Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/16/13
Lacrosse.com President Chad Watson presented the Colleluori family with a check of $10,000 in support of the HEADstrong Foundation on Friday at a special event at the Philadelphia Hard Rock Cafe during the US Lacrosse National Convention.
“Having been a lacrosse player with my roots in Southeastern Pennsylvania and having cancer affect my family, the HEADstrong Foundation has really struck a chord with me personally,” said Watson. “I am inspired by the tireless efforts of the Colleluori family and we are truly proud of the partnership that we have developed with them over the years.
“We believe in their mission, their vision and I am personally motivated by their passion for making a difference.”
A relationship between Lacrosse.com and HEAdstrong was forged through selling t-shirts with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the cause in 2009. Lacrosse.com continues to support HEADstrong by advocating awareness for the cause in its monthly catalog. It is an official retailer of HEADstrong27 collection exclusively offered by Warrior and Brine and a National Sponsor/Partner of several of HEADstrong’s events and fundraising campaigns including Score For A Cure and Lacrosse Mustache Madness and the Nicholas Colleluori Classic.
“On behalf of the HEADstrong Foundation, our family and our founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori we wish to extend our sincere appreciation and humbled thanks to Chad Watson and the entire Lacrosse.com family,” said Cheryl Colleluori, HEAdstrong President. “Since Day 1, Lacrosse.com has been a partner in our fight against blood cancers and we are truly thankful for them.
“Chad has been relentless in his efforts and we have built a strong alliance sharing synergies, vision and passion. Whether showing support through selling shirts, helping provide product development guidance, sponsoring our events and campaigns, endorsing our cause publicly, they are always there to help.
“We proudly accept their contribution in Nick’s name and through their generosity we will be able to strengthen our commitment to those battling this disease.”