LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 10/4/11
From Press Release
The popularity of Lacrosse Mustache Madness is growing faster than the facial hair of its fundraisers.
In its 3rd year the annual campaign has nearly doubled in size. Benefitting the HEADstrong Foundation (www.HEADstrongfoundation.org), the lacrosse rooted campaign launched on October 19, 2011 has had an overwhelming immediate response that has already generated over $30,000. There are over 426 individual fundraisers and 95 teams participating. This year’s fundraising goal was set to $100,000 and the competition is just heating up.
With such an impressive start, Ken Clausen (Hill School alum) and the organizers of Lacrosse Mustache Madness were so inspired that they decided to release more exciting contests, incentives, limited edition product and activities to further encourage participation throughout the month-long campaign.
This week the 27 Challenge was launched, encouraging participants to raise $27 from 10 friends or family members in order to hit the $100,000 goal. Also this week Sock Guy (www.sockguy.com) announced that they will be launching a Limited Edition Lime Green Mustache Crew Sock with proceeds benefiting the HEADstrong Foundation. Purchase the LMM Sock for $12.27
In addition, Lacrossewear www.lacrosswear.com has designed a Limited Edition Lacrosse Mustache Madness short for $35.00 with a percentage of proceeds benefitting the campgain.
Show support and wear lime green for a reason. Check out all HEADstrong Warrior Relentless 27 products at www.lacrosse.com.
A Top Secret Incentive will be dropped during last week of November to help push the last week of competition.
Get Growing today at www.laxstachemadness.com or check out www.insidelacrosse.com to see Ken Clausen’s Top 5 Stache Shots of the Week this week. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Lacrosse Mustache Madness Campaign was founded to bring the lacrosse community together and to raise funds benefiting the HEADstrong Foundation. The event is open to male or female lacrosse programs across the nation. Lacrosse Mustache Madness takes place Oct. 19, 2011- Nov. 30, 2011. Teams can register online at www.laxstachemadness.com.
There is a $15.00 registration fee to join the campaign. This fee gives you access to the HEADstrong Foundation Online Giving Site, an Official Lacrosse Mustache Madness T-Shirt, a pair of Official HEADstrong lime green show laces, and a four pack of promotional mustaches!! Submit your Stache Shots each week through the Flash your Stache www.laxstachemadness.com. Clausen will pick and post his Top 5 Stache Shots of the Week at insidelacrosse.com
HEADstrong Foundation works to advocate, raise awareness and funds for those affected by blood cancer and those working to eliminate it. HEADstrong Foundation generates funds for blood cancer research, distributes grants and provides assistance to patients and survivors of blood cancer. In addition, HEADstrong Foundation awards scholarships and grants for students with ambitions of entering the medical field.
Founder Nick “Head” Colleluori (Ridley) attended Hofstra University where he played lacrosse. While at Hofstra, Nick was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. While sick he began counseling other patients and began laying the framework for what would become the HEADstrong Foundation, in an effort to raise cancer awareness and help others and future patients that found themselves in a similar situation. In August of 2006 Nick even found the strength to play in one last lacrosse game. Nick passed away on November 28, 2006 at the age of 21. Even though he is gone, his memory and relentless determination lives on through the HEADstrong Foundation.