Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/30/13
From Press Release
Twenty college teams will compete Saturday and Sunday in the 7th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Fall Men’s Classic at Ridley High.
The NCC is dedicated to remembering the life and legacy of HEADstrong founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori (Ridley) while promoting the importance of community, brotherhood and sportsmanship within the game.
7th Annual NCC – Men’s Division I Day – Saturday October 5
Stadium Field Home Away Field II Home Away
1:00PM St. Joseph’s vs. Monmouth 1:00PM Lafayette vs. VMI
2:30PM Hofstra vs. Binghamton 2:30PM Villanova vs. St. Joseph’s
4:00PM HEADstrong Presentation
4:30PM Lafayette vs. Binghamton 4:30PM VMI vs. Monmouth
6:00PM Villanova vs. Hofstra
7th Annual NCC – Men’s Division II & III Day – Sunday October 6
Stadium I Home Away Field II Home Away
9:00AM Chestnut Hill vs. Richard Stockton 9:00AM Bryn Athyn vs. Neumann
10:30AM Marymount vs. Centenary 10:30AM Misericordia vs. SUNY Maritime
12:00PM Randolph Macon vs. Widener 12:00PM Chestnut Hill vs. Neumann
1:15PM HEADstrong Presentation
2:00PM Richard Stockton vs. SUNY Maritime 2:00PM Misericordia vs. Widener
3:30PM Marymount vs. Farmingdale State 3:30PM Randolph Macon vs. Dowling
5:00PM Rosemont vs. Bryn Athyn 5:00PM Centenary vs. Farmingdale State
6:30PM Dowling vs. Rosemont
Admission can be purchased at the ticket booths on event day. All proceeds will support the HEADstrong Foundation™.
Children Under 5 – Free
Children Under 12 – $5.00
Adult One Day Pass – $10.00
The atmosphere of the NCC is festival-like with a vendor village that will feature: Bam Shaft, Brine, Reversible Lifestyle, Endeavor Performance, Global Players, Lacrosseballstore.com, Lacrosse Corner, Muscle Milk, Philadelphia Wings, Spunkwear, Stylin Strings, Varsity Belts and Warrior. Some of Philadelphia’s top gourmet food carts including: Street Food Philly, Say Cheese, Zac’s Hamburgers, Rival Bros. Gourmet Coffee will also be on site.
Selected games will be streamed live with commentary, compliments of Access Lacrosse.
Teams will wear Laces for Lymphoma™ to show their support for the cause. Each team will play 2 games and the schedule will be released leading up to the event. Additionally, each team will be engaged in service, selling awareness t-shirts on their campuses to help contribute to the fundraising total.
On game day teams are led by an honorary captain who is either a survivor or patient of cancer. In addition, the Colleluori family delivers a heartfelt address to all of the participants and attendees during the HEADstrong Ceremony. During the ceremony a member from each team will be selected as the recipient of the Nicholas Colleluori Award, which is presented annually to a player from each participating team whose contributions both on and off the field are transforming the landscape of their represented program.
The Nicholas Colleluori Classic has become a Fall tradition in the sport of lacrosse. Now in its 7th year, this milestone event has helped raise over $1,100,000 allowing the HEADstrong Foundation to strengthen their commitment to improving the quality of life for those affected by cancer.
“The NCC celebrates the fraternal bond between teammates, alumni and the relationships forged by families on the playing field. We are incredibly grateful to our past and present teams, vendors, volunteers, sponsors and families who have continued to support the NCC and the HEADstrong Foundation. We look forward to seeing everyone in October.”
For more information on the HEADstrong Foundation’s fall event schedule go to www.HEADstrong.org.