LIlacrossenews.com, Posted 9/20/13
From Press Release
HEADstrong Foundation™, in partnership with the Hofstra University Women’s Lacrosse Team, has released the formal details and game schedule for the upcoming Women’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic scheduled for Saturday, September 28 at Hofstra University.
This year 11 collegiate women’s lacrosse programs will face-off against cancer at Hofstra’s athletic complex. This year’s line-up includes the following teams:
Adelphi University, Catholic University, LIU Brooklyn, LIU Post, Hofstra University, Iona College, Long Island University, Manhattan College, NYAC, Stony Brook University and Villanova University.
The games will begin promptly at 9:00AM. Below is the event schedule.
5th Annual Women’s Nicholas Colleluori Classic
Time Field I Field II Field III
9:00AM Stony Brook vs. Villanova, LIO Brooklyn vs. Dowling, Manhattan vs. Catholic
9:50AM Hofstra vs. Manhattan, NYAC vs. IONA, Adelphi vs. Catholic
10:40AM Hofstra vs. Villanova, Stony Brook vs. LIU Post, Catholic vs. IONA
11:30AM Manhattan vs. LIU Brooklyn, Stony Brook vs. NYAC, Catholic vs. Dowling
12:20PM HEADstrong Presentation
1:00PM Hofstra vs. LIU Post, Villanova vs. NYAC, Stony Brook vs. IONA
1:50PM Manhattan vs. IONA, Villanova vs. LIU Post, Adelphi vs. Dowling
2:40PM Hofstra vs. NYAC, Adelphi vs. LIU Brooklyn, LIU Post vs. Dowling
Each of the teams will wear Laces for Lymphoma™ to show their support for the cause. Teams will play 4 games and the schedule will be released leading up to the event. Additionally, each team will be engaged in service, selling awareness t-shirts on their campuses to help contribute to the fundraising total.
A member from each team will be selected to be the recipient of the Nicholas Colleluori Award, which is presented annually to a player from each participating team whose contributions both on and off the field are transforming the landscape of their represented program.
In addition, to a great day of lacrosse, HEADstrong Foundation™ will be on-site sharing their mission and selling awareness merchandise. There will be plenty of activities to keep all the fans and spectators entertained all day. All proceeds will directly support the HEADstrong Foundation™.
The event was the first of its kind on the women’s side to help raise funds and awareness for the HEADstrong Foundation™. Proceeds from the event will directly support the quality of life service offering provided by the organization to patients and families nationwide. In its 5 year history the event has helped raise over $200,000 for the cause.
Through the expansion of their efforts into women’s lacrosse, the HEADstrong Foundation™ seeks to empower players and teams across the country to join in its fight against cancer.
Inspired by the journey of HEADstrong founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori, the Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse Team created this special event as a way to memorialize their fallen classmate and support his vision.
“The Fall is such a special time for our organization and our sport. So many incredible things are taking place and this year we are presenting (4) major charitable lacrosse events to support our cause. September is recognized as National Blood Cancer Awareness Month and our teams have embraced it. We are sincerely grateful to Hofstra University Athletics especially the Women’s Lacrosse Program for continuing traditions, remembering our Nick and being inspired to make a difference. At HEADstrong, we are families helping families through their darkest days. Through lacrosse we have the ability to improve their quality of life. We look forward to seeing everyone on event day.”
– Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom
For more information on the HEADstrong Foundation’s fall event schedule go to www.HEADstrong.org