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.@LaxMustache: Record $170K is raised to support @HEADstrongFnd

Friday, 4th December 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, HEADstrong  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/4/15
From Press Release

It’s time to break out those razors, say goodbye to those sweet staches and celebrate Lax Stache history. Lax Stache Madness Founder Ken Clausen (The Hill School graduate) is thrilled to announce that this year’s facial hair growing campaign has raised a record breaking $170,000 in support of the HEADstrong Foundation.Lax stache

With more than 940 growers, representing 75 fundraising teams and over 2,700 donors generously contributing to its success this year, Lax Stache Madness grew more than $50,000 over their previous fundraising record set in 2014.

“Words cannot even begin to convey our excitement or our gratitude to everyone who was involved this year,” said Clausen. “Lax Stache Madness continues to make history and over the past 6 weeks we have seen so many amazing acts of generosity and support for HEADstrong and those affected by cancer.

“Teams were determined to make a difference, the competition, creativity and originality exuded by our participants this year was simply incredible. We wish to congratulate all of our participants and hope that everyone enjoys their victory shave.”

This year, HEADstrong Texas officially claimed the coveted Lax Stache Crown raising more than $18,107.15. Last year’s champions, University of Delaware Men’s Lacrosse fell just short of repeating by less than $770.87, raising $17,336.28.

Rich Moses, who serves as the Program Director for HEADstrong Texas andlast spring was named the winner of the HEADstrong Foundation’s Relentless Sprit winner at the annual Gala in Philly, successfully defended his Stache title raising a staggering $14,430.58, which is a new individual fundraising record for the campaign.

“I reached out to everyone I knew,” said Moses. “I created a Constant Contact list and sent it to every single one of my contacts. The results were amazing. My biggest donor ended up being a cousin of my wife whose her mom had passed away from cancer. She gave this heartfelt response when she donated.

“I had donations of $27, $100, $2500; players and kids I coached donated $20 or %25 here and there. Everyone bought into it. If they said no, I was coming after them again. They weren’t saying ‘No.’ I got good support from DFWLLL (DFW Lax Lights), Iron Horse, Stick Star and others; if they didn’t join the team they helped the cause.”

Moses said he has raised about $35,000 for HEADstrong in the past three months with the LaxStache and a recent clinic.

“When I won the Relentless Spirit Award, I made a pledge then that I would keep going and I am sticking to it,” he said.

The Lax Stache Committee is proud to recognize Towson University Men’s Lacrosse Coach Shawn Nadelen for having Stache of the Year. They would also like to announce the induction of legendary University of Maryland player Frank Urso into the Lax Stache Hall of Fame, where he joins University of Delaware Men’s Lacrosse Coach Bob Shillinglaw. Additionally, the committee is planning to announce the 1st ever All-Stache Team, featuring the best Staches of the campaign. Below is a listing of this year’s Top 10 Fundraising Teams and Individual Growers.

Top 10 Fundraising Teams

HEADstrong Texas $18,107.15
University of Delaware Men’s Lacrosse $17,336.28
Cornell Men’s Lacrosse $12,868.13
Springfield College Men’s Lacrosse $9,380.19
Towson University Men’s Lacrosse $9,374.30
University of Scranton Men’s Lacrosse $7,863.12
Haverford College Black Squirrels $6,039.65
Middlebury College Men’s Lacrosse $4,541.60
Mount St. Mary’s Men’s Lacrosse $4,308.39
Elmira College Men’s Lacrosse $4,280.61

Top 10 Individual Growers

Rich Moses $14,430.58
Elijah Conte $5,117.25
Ben Kaminow $3,030.83
Todd Faiella $2,964.78
Nate Cornblatt $1,879.36
Matt Garvey $1,821.86
William Yinger $1,718.40
Bryan Churchey $1,532.82
Anthony Bourdon $1,440.97
Ridge Slater $1,426.04

“We set out this year to raise $127,000 and we were very humbled by the reception that Lax Stache Madness received this year,” said Clausen. “It is incredible to be able to say that our staches collectively raised an amazing $170,000 in support of the HEADstrong Foundation. We cannot thank the lacrosse community enough for rallying in support.

“The tireless efforts, commitment and dedication of our growers, captains, teams, coaches and supporters have been simply incredible and overwhelming. To think that in 7 years our staches have raised more than $670,000 to support cancer patients and their families is unbelievable.”

“On behalf of the HEADstrong Foundation and those we proudly serve, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone who participated, contributed or sponsored Lacrosse Mustache Madness this year,” said Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom. “It is really special to see how this campaign has taken flight and we are so proud of Ken and the Lax Stache team for their relentless spirit in driving this campaign.

“We are so excited for the future. $170,000 is an incredible achievement and the funds raised will be instrumental in allowing us the ability to strengthen our commitment to cancer patients and families, especially this holiday season.”

About Lacrosse Mustache Madness

Lacrosse Mustache Madness is an annual fall fundraising campaign supporting the essential programs and services provided by the HEADstrong Foundation to support those affected by cancer. Lax Stache Madness is a social media driven fundraising campaign that encourages lacrosse players and teams to grow, draw or simply wear a mustache in effort to raise money for the cause. To learn more please visit www.LaxStacheMadness.com

It’s time to break out those razors, say goodbye to those sweet staches and celebrate Lax Stache history. Lax Stache Madness Founder Ken Clausen is thrilled to announce that this year’s facial hair growing campaign has raised a record breaking $170,000 in support of the HEADstrong Foundation.

With more than 940 growers, representing 75 fundraising teams and over 2,700 donors generously contributing to its success this year, Lax Stache Madness grew more than $50,000 over their previous fundraising record set in 2014.

“Words cannot even begin to convey our excitement or our gratitude to everyone who was involved this year,” Clausen said. “Lax Stache Madness continues to make history and over the past 6 weeks we have seen so many amazing acts of generosity and support for HEADstrong and those affected by cancer. Teams were determined to make a difference, the competition, creativity and originality exuded by our participants this year was simply incredible. We wish to congratulate all of our participants and hope that everyone enjoys their victory shave.” said Ken Clausen, LMM founder

This year, HEADstrong Texas officially claimed the coveted Lax Stache Crown raising more than $18,107.15. Last year’s champions, University of Delaware Men’s Lacrosse fell just short of repeating by less than $770.87, raising $17,336.28.

Rich Moses, who serves as the Program Director for HEADstrong Texas, successfully defended his Stache title raising a staggering $14,430.58, which is a new individual fundraising record for the campaign.

The Lax Stache Committee is proud to recognize Towson University Men’s Lacrosse Coach Shawn Nadelen for having Stache of the Year. They would also like to announce the induction of legendary University of Maryland player Frank Urso into the Lax Stache Hall of Fame, where he joins University of Delaware Men’s Lacrosse Coach Bob Shillinglaw. Additionally, the committee is planning to announce the 1st ever All-Stache Team, featuring the best Staches of the campaign. Below is a listing of this year’s Top 10 Fundraising Teams and Individual Growers.

Top 10 Fundraising Teams

HEADstrong Texas $18,107.15
University of Delaware Men’s Lacrosse $17,336.28
Cornell Men’s Lacrosse $12,868.13
Springfield College Men’s Lacrosse $9,380.19
Towson University Men’s Lacrosse $9,374.30
University of Scranton Men’s Lacrosse $7,863.12
Haverford College Black Squirrels $6,039.65
Middlebury College Men’s Lacrosse $4,541.60
Mount St. Mary’s Men’s Lacrosse $4,308.39
Elmira College Men’s Lacrosse $4,280.61

Top 10 Individual Growers

Rich Moses $14,430.58
Elijah Conte $5,117.25
Ben Kaminow $3,030.83
Todd Faiella $2,964.78
Nate Cornblatt $1,879.36
Matt Garvey $1,821.86
William Yinger $1,718.40
Bryan Churchey $1,532.82
Anthony Bourdon $1,440.97
Ridge Slater $1,426.04

“We set out this year to raise $127,000 and we were very humbled by the reception that Lax Stache Madness received this year. It is incredible to be able to say that our staches collectively raised an amazing $170,000 in support of the HEADstrong Foundation. We cannot thank the lacrosse community enough for rallying in support. The tireless efforts, commitment and dedication of our growers, captains, teams, coaches and supporters have been simply incredible and overwhelming. To think that in 7 years our staches have raised more than $670,000 to support cancer patients and their families is unbelievable.” said Clausen

“On behalf of the HEADstrong Foundation and those we proudly serve, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to everyone who participated, contributed or sponsored Lacrosse Mustache Madness this year. It is really special to see how this campaign has taken flight and we are so proud of Ken and the Lax Stache team for their relentless spirit in driving this campaign. We are so excited for the future. $170,000 is an incredible achievement and the funds raised will be instrumental in allowing us the ability to strengthen our commitment to cancer patients and families, especially this holiday season.” Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom.

About Lacrosse Mustache Madness

Lacrosse Mustache Madness is an annual fall fundraising campaign supporting the essential programs and services provided by the HEADstrong Foundation to support those affected by cancer. Lax Stache Madness is a social media driven fundraising campaign that encourages lacrosse players and teams to grow, draw or simply wear a mustache in effort to raise money for the cause. To learn more please visit www.LaxStacheMadness.com


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