Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/18/15
From Press Release
Stachemaster Ken Clausen (The Hill School graduate) is thrilled to announce the 7th installment of Lax Stache Madness. The campaign is back and more exciting than ever before. Over the past 7 years, Lax Stache Madness has become an annual fall tradition rallying the lacrosse community in support of the HEADstrong Foundation.
From handlebars to horseshoes, campaign founder Ken Clausen is calling on college team’s nationwide to face-off in the facial hair growing fundraiser running from October 19th-November 30th. This year, Lax Stache Madness is looking to surpass their $127,000 fundraising goal and We Need Your Stache, It’s Time To Get Growing!
No matter the division, conference or level, anyone can compete in this digital, social media fundraising campaign. Be among the best lacrosse teams in the country to see who will claim the coveted Stache Crown. Could it be you? Players and teams can register anytime leading up to and during the campaign for free at www.LaxStacheMadness.com. Last year, the University of Delaware men’s lacrosse team who raised more than $27,000 leading the way in fundraising and this year they will be defending their Stache Title. Will they be able to defend it? Who is going to take them on?
5 Easy Steps To Get Growing
1) Toss Your Razors This Fall (10/19-11/30) – Already Have A Stache? You’re Ahead Of The Game.
2) Get Growing – Create Your Customized Fundraising Page at www.LaxStacheMadness.com
3) Rally Your Teammates To Grow Their Mustaches and Compete
4) Imbed Your Fundraising Link Into All Communication and Social Posts
5) Ignite Your Network To Donate – Supporters Are Encouraged To Give Throughout the Campaign.
Participating has never been easier and this year there are even more incredible prizes up for grabs including a Grand Prize of (4) VIP passes to 1 of 3 Summer Music Festivals for 2016 including Firefly Music Festival™ in Dover, DE. In addition, HEADstrong and Warrior have introduced a limited edition collection of Lax Stache apparel and equipment which will also incorporated into the mix.
2015 Lax Stache Madness Incentive Levels
$75 – $200 Limited Edition Lax Stache Madness Pom Beanie
$201 – $300 Limited Edition Lax Stache Madness Tie Dye Tank and HF Crew Socks
$301 – $500 Limited Edition Lax Stache Madness Shorts and Lax Stache Shooter Shirt
$501 – $800 $100 Gift Card to www.HEADstrong.org/shop
$801 -$1,000 Limited Edition Lax Stache Madness Warrior Head
Above $1000 Limited Edition Lax Stache Madness Burn Gloves
Over the next 6 weeks leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, follow Ken Clausen as he chronicles the Lax Stache Madness through social media, emails, blogs and videos.
Twitter: @LaxMustache, #RespectTheStache
The story of Lax Stache Madness is one that is has captured the hearts of the lacrosse community and has inspired athletes to grow their facial hair each fall in support of those affected by cancer. From his hospital bed, HEADstrong founder, Nick Colleluori created the organization as a resource to cancer patients and their families, providing essential programs and services helping them sustain a greater sense of normalcy so that they may live with a greater quality of life during their journey. Nick had an unyielding desire to return to the lacrosse field and regain the life he knew and when that didn’t happen he grew a mustache.
After losing his hair multiple times during his 14 month battle, Nick’s mustache was something that he could control, helping him to feel normal and it helped in breaking the awkwardness of those struggling seeing him so ill. Nick’s mustache made others smile and helped them to remember that despite being 120 lbs. that he was still the same lovable guy. To date, Nick’s vision has helped more than 12,000 families with over $7.5 million raised for those devastated by the disease. Picking up the ball where Colleluori left off, Ken Clausen created Lax Stache Madness during his senior year while attending the University of Virginia.
Clausen was looking for a fun and interactive way to make a difference while paying tribute to HEADstrong founder Nicholas Colleluori. Like Colleluori, Clausen was raised in Southeastern, Pennsylvania, was a defensive player who wore the #27 and ironically shared a birthday on October 19th. As Clausen predicted Lax Stache Madness caught on instantaneously, igniting the philanthropic spirit of lacrosse player’s nationwide, helping raise over $500,000 to date.
“We are thrilled to announce YEAR 7 of our annual Lax Stache Madness campaign supporting the HEADstrong Foundation. Lax Stache Madness has become a staple in the lacrosse community and together we have raised more than $550,000 to improve the quality of life for countless cancer patients and families. We are so thankful for the support of the lacrosse family and are excited to try and surpass last year’s fundraising record of $127,000. Please join the fight, #RespectTheStache, and get growing in support of the HEADstrong Foundation this fall!” – Ken Clausen
Get growing at www.LaxStacheMadness.com.
About Lax Mustache Madness
Lacrosse Mustache Madness is an annual fall fundraising campaign benefitting 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