Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/26/15
From Press Release
In effort to broaden its reach and engage a wider audience HEADstrong decided to regionalize its signature event, the Nicholas Colleluori Classic. This year the organization will host four events, at Ridley, Philadelphia, Long Island and Baltimore. This year 12 DII, DIII and post collegiate teams will meet over the weekend of October 3-4 at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA to participate in the 9th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic.
The 1st HEADstrong SJU Fall Scrimmage will be held on Oct. 10 and feature the host Hawks along with Villanova and Lehigh. Each team will play twice.
HEADstrong Fall Event Schedule
Today – 7th Annual Women’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic – Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
The event will recognize those in the fight and will feature 15 collegiate women’s programs including: Adelphi University, Binghamton University, Central Connecticut State University, Hofstra University, Hofstra Alumni, Iona College, Le Moyne College, Long Island University Brooklyn, Long Island University Post, Manhattan College, New York Athletic Club, Siena College, Stony Brook University, UMASS Lowell and Wagner College, who will come together to face-off against cancer. The event has helped to more than $250,000 to support the cause.
10/3-10/4 – 9th Annual Men’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic – Ridley High, Folsom, PA
HEADstrong will introduce a new post collegiate division to the Nicholas Colleluori Classic. The inaugural field will consist of four men’s post collegiate clubs including: GMH, HEADstrong, Lacrosse Unlimited and Starboard LC. On Sunday, 8 DII and DIII collegiate men’s programs including: Catholic University, Farmingdale State College, Immaculata University, Lycoming College, Messiah College, Rosemont College, Stockton University and Wheeling Jesuit University, who will come together to face-off against cancer.
10/10 – Nicholas Colleluori Classic, Long Island – Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
The new regional expansion events will be held on Saturday, October 10th at Hofstra University featuring 4 D1 men’s teams including Dartmouth College, Hofstra University, Lafayette College and Quinnipiac University.
10/10 – 1st Annual HEADstrong SJU Fall Scrimmage – Saint Joseph’s University – Philadelphia, PA
Saint Joseph’s University will host the 1st Annual HEADstrong SJU Fall Scrimmage with Villanova University and now Lehigh University joining the mix of teams to round out the event lineup.
10/11 – Nicholas Colleluori Classic, Baltimore – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
On Sunday, October 11th at Johns Hopkins University featuring another 4 D1 men’s teams including University of Albany, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and University of Richmond.
10/17 – 3rd Annual University City Classic (Men’s and Women’s) – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA The event will feature University of Pennsylvania, Bucknell University, Drexel University and Mount St. Mary’s University men, as well as the Boston University, University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University women. The event will be 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.
10/17-10/18 – 3rd Annual Faceoff Against Blood Cancer – The Blake School, Minneapolis, MN
That same weekend high school teams in Minnesota will take the field to support families from the Upper Midwest affected by the disease at the 3rd Annual Faceoff Against Blood Cancer. The event will be held at The Blake School in Minneapolis, MN. This event will help advance the HEADstrong mission over 1,200 miles away from HEADstrong’s national headquarters in Holmes, PA.
Proceeds from the new events will allow HEADstrong to strengthen their commitment to adult and pediatric cancer initiatives in the markets. Since its inception this milestone event has helped raise more than $1,500,000 and HEADstrong is hopeful that the new format will allow the event to attract sponsorship and more localized support.
HEADstrong’s fall fundraising event series will lead up to the kick-off of Lacrosse Mustache Madness, an annual facial hair growing fundraising campaign which will begin on October 19th.