Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/9/15
From Press Release
The 7th Annual Nike Checking for Cancer Lacrosse Invitational will be held Saturday. This is a charity tournament benefiting programs targeted to community support, research, education and awareness of prostate, colorectal and testicular cancers.
Several events have already successfully begun the fundraising activities, leading up to a fun filled day of lacrosse with many of the premier teams in the country. In March, supporters participated in classes at Barre3 in Rosemont and Flywheel in Bryn Mawr, with entrance fees being donated to CFC.
The Haverford School, The Agnes Irwin School, and The Shipley School will be the host schools for lacrosse games this year.
Fundraising activities for this week are:
• Shopping night at Louella in Wayne on Wednesday, April 8, with 10% discounts offered to shoppers and 10% of sales donated to CFC. (see details below)
• Dress-down days at The Haverford School, The Agnes Irwin School, and The Shipley School.
• Suggested donation of $10 per person or $20 per family for Nike CFC Program booklet and entrance to tournament.
CFC has raised over $220,000 in six years. The profits have been donated to cancer research, local cancer support organizations, and local individual families affected by cancer.
Here is the schedule for the 2015 Nike Checking for Cancer Invitational:
The Haverford School Schedule
11 a.m. Episcopal Academy-PA (ranked No. 5 by Epoch Lacrosse) vs. St. Augustine Prep-NJ (under consideration by Epoch Lacrosse) – Sabol Field
1 p.m. The Haverford School-PA (ranked No. 1 by Epoch Lacrosse) vs. Brunswick School-CT (under consideration by Epoch Lacrosse) – Sabol Field
1 p.m. Salesianum School-DE vs. Bronxville High School-NY (under consideration by Epoch Lacrosse) – Class of ’75 Field
3 p.m. William Penn Charter-PA vs. Chatham High School-NJ – Sabol Field
3 p.m. The Haverford School JV vs. LaSalle College High School JV – Class of ’75 Field
The Agnes Irwin School Schedule
8:30 a.m. Merion Mercy Academy-PA vs. Academy of Notre Dame-PA
10:30 a.m. The Agnes Irwin School-PA (ranked No. 13 by STEPS Lacrosse) vs. Central Bucks South-PA
12:30 p.m. Harriton High School vs. North Shore High School-NY
2:30 p.m. Germantown Friends School-PA vs. Boyertown-PA
All Games to be Played on Phelps Field.
The Shipley School Schedule
10 a.m. Girls: The Shipley School-PA vs. The Baldwin School-PA
12 noon Girls: Wissahickon High School vs. Lower Merion-PA
12 noon Boys: The Shipley School-PA vs. Oratory-NJ
All Games to be Played on Fuller Athletic Fields.
The Haverford School Varsity Head Lacrosse Coach and Athletic Director, John Nostrant, is a cancer survivor. He shared. “It’s exciting to see Checking for Cancer happening for the 7th consecutive year. We are very pleased to have The Agnes Irwin School and The Shipley School embrace the focus of awareness and early detection of men’s cancers with us and appreciate their support of the event.
“The Haverford School has a strong commitment to service and leadership, and the lacrosse team shows these attributes every year during the planning and execution of Checking for Cancer. By educating the community, we improve the chance of catching these diseases early.”
The website for the event is www.checkingforcancer.org.