Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/30/14
From Press Release
With the summer lacrosse tournament season winding down, HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™) is focusing their sights on fall. Earlier this week the non-profit organization proudly announced the dates for their Fall Five™ event series. HF’s Fall Five is a series of charity lacrosse events focused on elevating blood cancer awareness, honoring those affected by the diseases and raising funds to support the essential programs and services for cancer patients and their families by the organization.
HF Fall Five™
6th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Women’s Classic, September 27, Hempstead, NY
8th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic, October 11-12th, Folsom, PA
2nd Annual Battle for Blood Cancer, October 11-12th, Minneapolis, MN
2nd Annual University City Classic, October 25th, Philadelphia, PA
The Match-Up at Academy of New Church, November 7th, Bryn Athyn, PA
HEADstrong’s fall fundraising season will kick off on Saturday, September 27th with the 6th Annual Women’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic™ at Hofstra University, where Colleluori played collegiately. The event featured 10 women’s teams facing-off for the cause. The event has raised over $200,000 since its inception in 2008.
The 8th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic™ (NCC) will take place over the weekend of October 11-12th and will be held at Colleluori’s alma mater, Ridley High School, in Folsom, PA. This special event will feature 16 collegiate teams competing on the fields. This milestone event has generated over $1,250,000 since its inception, allowing the HEADstrong Foundation to strengthen its commitment to improving the quality of life for those affected by blood cancers.
Over the same weekend as the 8th Annual NCC, HEADstrong will host the 2nd Annual Battle For Blood Cancer at The Blake School, in Minneapolis, MN. This event will feature the top boys and girls high school programs in the state.
2nd Annual University City Classic™ will be held picturesque Penn Park on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday October 25. The event will feature 3 of the of the Top Ranked Division I Men’s Lacrosse Teams in a round-robin style format. Played in the shadows of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he fought his heroic battle against non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
The UCC™ was a day of philanthropy, pairing the elements of a fall collegiate scrimmage with a day of service. HEADstrong will provide complimentary admission to patients and families receiving care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After the event, HEADstrong will serve dinner to the patients, families and staff at the hospital.
HF’s Fall Five will conclude with The Match-Up on Saturday, November 7th, which will be held at the Academy of New Church in Bryn Athyn. The Match-Up is a youth tournament that will help observe the importance of becoming a lifesaving match for cancer patients in need of a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.
“On behalf of the HEADstrong Foundation™, the Colleluori family and our founder, Nicholas, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation to all of the teams, supporters and volunteers who will be part of our fundraising events this fall. As a non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life for patients and families impacted by blood cancers, we are always looking for ways to engage supporters, increase awareness, and raise funds to support our mission. We have challenged ourselves to create more athletic events so that we can continue to make an impact and further our presence in the cancer community.” -Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom
For more information on the HEADstrong Foundation please visit www.HEADstrong.org