LILacrosseNews.com, Posted 9/16/14
From Press Release
One of the top traditions in Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse will once again happen this fall when the program hosts the 6th Annual Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
The wonderful event, which helps to support the fight against blood cancer, will take place at James M. Shuart Stadium from 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
The Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse program is proud to once again host this event in conjunction with the HEADstrong Foundation.
Participating in the tournament will be 15 teams: Hofstra, Stony Brook, Yale, Villanova, La Salle, LIU Post, NYAC, HEADstrong, Iona, Wagner, UMass Lowell, LIU Brooklyn, Central Connecticut State, Siena and Adelphi.
All the teams will wear Laces for Lymphoma™ to show their support for the cause. Additionally, each team will be engaged in service by 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, the HEADstrong Foundation™ will be on-site sharing their mission and selling awareness merchandise. There will be plenty of activities to keep fans and spectators entertained all day. All proceeds will directly support the HEADstrong Foundation™.
Nick Colleluori was a member of the Pride lacrosse team from 2004 to 2006 and graduated from Ridley High School (PA) in 2004. Nick may have lost his battle with blood cancer on November 28, 2006, but his vision has just begun.
The HEADstrong Foundation™ is dedicated to Nick’s life. He drew the logo as he was waiting to go into the operating room for a procedure. Because lacrosse was his passion and he can no longer carry the ball, his family and friends will carry the ball for him. Please join the HEADstrong Foundation’s effort to bring Nick’s vision to reality to promote cancer awareness, support research and help eliminate this disease.
HEADing efforts to improve quality of life for those affected by blood cancers and supporting those working to eliminate the diseases.
The HEADstrong Foundation is committed to being a resource for blood cancer patients and their families. Dedicated to assist them navigate the harrowing ordeal of cancer by sharing our experience, lending guidance and providing essential services with emphasis placed on sustaining and improving quality of life during the process.
To learn more about the HEADstrong Foundation™, please visit their website at: www.HEADstrong.org.
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.