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Stage set for @HEADstrongFND’s 8th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic this weekend at Ridley

Thursday, 9th October 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, HEADstrong  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/9/14
From Press Release

The HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™)is proud to announce the event details and game schedule for the 8th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic. The two day event will take place on Saturday and Sunday October 11-12th at HF founder Nicholas Colleluori’s alma mater Ridley High School in Folsom, PA. NCC

The event is held annually to memorialize Colleluori and raise funds to support the essential programs and services provided by the HEADstrong Foundation™ to improve quality of life for those affected by the disease.

Admission: Children Under 5 – Free
Students (6-12) – $5.00 Per Day
Adult – $10.00 Per Day

Division I line-up includes the following programs:
Bellarmine University, Binghamton University, Hartford University, Hofstra University, Monmouth University and Syracuse University.

Division II & III line-up includes the following programs:
Chestnut Hill College, Dowling College, Merchant Marine Academy, Marymount University, Neumann University, Rosemont College and Stockton College

Saturday October 11, 2014 – DI Day
10:00AM Field I Bellarmine v. Syracuse
Field II No Game
11:30AM Field I Syracuse v. Binghamton
Field II Hofstra v. Hartford
1:00PM HEADstrong Presentation – Nicholas Colleluori Awards
1:30PM Field I Hofstra v. Binghamton
Field II Bellarmine v. Monmouth
3:30PM Field I Hartford v. Monmouth

Sunday October 12, 2014 – DII & DIII Day
10:00AM Field I Stockton v. Chestnut Hill
Field II No Game
11:30AM Field I Chestnut Hill v. Neumann
Field II Dowling v. Stockton
1:00PM HEADstrong Presentation – Nicholas Colleluori Awards
1:30PM Field I Neumann v. Marymount
Field II Merchant Marine Academy v. Rosemont
3:30PM Field I Dowling v. Rosemont
Field II Marymount v. Merchant Marine Academy

The atmosphere of the NCC is festival-like with a vendor village featuring: Brine, Warrior, Bam Shaft, Be The Match, Endeavor Performance, Spunkwear, Stylin Strings and the latest in HF Awareness Merchandise. DJ Muve will be on site providing sounds and the games will be streamed live with commentary, compliments of Access Lacrosse.

All the teams will take the field wearing HEADstrong’s iconic lime green shoelaces to show their support for the cause. Additionally, each team will be engaged in service by selling awareness t-shirts on their campuses to help contribute to the fundraising total.

Teams will be led by an honorary team captain who is either a survivor or current cancer patient. During the event, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom will present the Nicholas Colleluori Award to a player from each participating team. The award is presented annually to a players whose contributions both on and off the field are transforming the landscape of their represented program.

The NCC combines the elements of a non-traditional collegiate lacrosse tournament with a fall festival. Each team is provided with a 20x20ft tent which gathers friends, family, alumni and supporters of each program for an all-day team reception. The event has become a fall tradition in the sport of lacrosse and has raised over $1,500,000 since its inception.

Follow all of the action on social media: HEADstrong Foundation on Facebook, Twitter @HEADstrongFnd, Instagram #HEADstrongFND.

“On behalf of the Colleluori family, the HEADstrong Foundation and those affected by cancer we wish to extend an invitation to everyone to be part of the 8th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic. We wish to personally thank the teams, coaches, parent groups, vendors, sponsors and volunteers who help to make the NCC one of the most special events in the game. This is our flagship event and one of our largest fundraisers of the year. We have an incredible lineup of teams this year who have championed our mission on their campuses this fall. HF™ is about helping real people and we are focused on supporting the cancer patients and what they are all trying to overcome. By attending this event you are assuring them that they are not alone.” Cheryl Colleluori, HF President and Nick’s Mom.

Please visit www.HEADstrong.org to learn more about how HEADstrong is changing the game for those affected by cancer.

Access Lacrosse is proud to announce it’s streaming schedule for the The HEADstrong Foundation’s 8th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic.

The two-day event will take place on Saturday and Sunday October 11-12th live from Ridley High School.

Games being streamed are as follows:

Saturday October 11, 2014 – DI Day
10:00AM Field I – Binghamton v. Syracuse
11:30AM Field I – Syracuse v. Bellarmine
1:00PM HEADstrong Presentation – Nicholas Colleluori Awards
1:30PM Field I – Hofstra v. Binghamton
3:30PM Field I – Hartford v. Monmouth

Sunday October 12, 2014 – DII & DIII Day
10:00AM Field I – Stockton v. Chestnut Hill
11:30AM Field I – Chestnut Hill v. Neumann
1:00PM HEADstrong Presentation – Nicholas Colleluori Awards
1:30PM Field I – Neumann v. Marymount
3:30PM Field I – Dowling v. Rosemont

This years games are monumentally important in the NCAA world due to the new rule changes concerning the face off & on field visible shot clocks.

Access Lacrosse will be providing on field visible shot clocks for this event on both fields. This will be a history making event with the first ever broadcast of an NCAA game with on the field shot clocks in use.

Access Lacrosse would also like to thank Encore Brand, Liberty Indoor Lacrosse League, South Jersey Boys Box Lacrosse League, Ridley School District and, of course, the HEADstrong Foundation for allowing us to stream this history making event.

You can follow Access Lacrosse on Twitter @Accesslacrosse or like it on Facebook.


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