Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/22/13
From Press Release
Six boys’ lacrosse games between teams from Pennsylvania will be featured on March 30 at Widener University in the HEADstrong Foundation’s 4th Annual Rivalry Games. And while the event will feature some of the most competitive lacrosse rivalries in Southeastern Pennsylvania, every team will have the same opponent that day; blood cancer.
The 4th Annual Rivalry Games will feature top high school varsity and JV boys lacrosse games including: Chestnut Hill Academy, Great Valley, Holy Ghost Prep, Interboro, Manheim Township, Methacton, New Hope-Solebury, Perkiomen Valley, Upper Darby, Upper Merion, Strath Haven and Bayard Rustin.
The Rivalry Games will be at 9:00PM and will continue throughout the day with the last game at 7PM with Strath Haven High School will face-off against Delaware County Rival Interboro High School under the lights at Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium. There is a $5.00 Admission per person, with all fans 5 years and under admitted free.
Community service and team building is at the heart of this philanthropic event. Each of the participating programs works to support the HEADstrong mission by selling awareness t-shirts and promoting blood cancer awareness at their respected institutions and in their local communities.
Additionally, HEADstrong Foundation will be premiering their new HEADstrong Awareness Trailer at the event as well as the latest in HEADstrong’s Awareness™ collection of merchandise and apparel. Fans are also encouraged to wear lime green, which is the color synonymous with the organizations fight against blood cancer.
Since its inception the HEADstrong Rivalry Games has been an overwhelming success, attended annually by over 3,000 supporters and has helped to generate over $200,000 to support HEADstrong’s Quality of Life Services and Programs.
4th Annual Rivalry Games Varsity Schedule
9:00AM – Upper Merion vs. Great Valley
11:00AM – New Hope-Solebury vs. Holy Ghost Prep
1:00PM – Manheim Township vs. Chestnut Hill Academy
3:00PM – Perkiomen Valley vs. Methacton
5:00PM – Upper Darby vs. West Chester Rustin
7:00PM – Strath Haven vs. Interboro
“Annually, the HEADstrong Foundation looks forward to sharing this special day of lacrosse with families and programs from the Delaware Valley,” said Michael Colleluori, HEADstrong Foundation Vice President and Nick’s Brother. “We are proud to welcome many new programs this year.
“This event is a chance for schools to make a difference by competing on and off the playing field. Their relentless efforts through fundraising and participating in our Rivalry Games are helping to change the game for those affected by blood cancers.”
Learn more about the HEADstrong at www.HEADstrongfoundation.org