August 21, 2012

Hofstra to Host Fourth Colleluori Women's Classic

from press release

Hempstead, N.Y. - The Hofstra Women's Lacrosse program will host the fourth annual Nick Colleluori Women's Lacrosse Classic on Sunday, September 30 at James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, New York.

The tournament was the first of its kind on the women's side to help raise funds and awareness for the HEADstrong Foundation and blood cancer research. To date, the women's classic has raised $105,000 in the first three years of existence.

"We are very honored and privileged to be part of the HEADstrong Foundation and honoring Nick. I am looking forward to building my relationship with the Colleluori family at the fourth annual Nick Colleluori Women's Lacrosse Classic. September 30 will definitely be an emotional day, but it is truly inspiring to be part of something that is bigger than a lacrosse game and Hofstra."

Participating in the tournament will be 11 teams: Central Connecticut State, C.W. Post, Hofstra, Iona, La Salle, Long Island, Manhattan, SUNY Cortland, Stony Brook, Villanova and the New York Athletic Club.

Each squad will play four games and the schedule of the contests will be announced at a later date. All the teams will be given lime green laces to be worn during the tournament to show their support.

In addition to a great day of lacrosse, there will also be a variety of items associated with the HEADstrong Foundation for sale, including the lime green laces, and there will be plenty of activities to keep all the fans and spectators entertained all day. All funds raised during the tournament will go directly to 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.

The HEADstrong Foundation's mission is to generate funds for cancer research, distribute grants and assistance to survivors of blood cancer, provide financial assistance to families that are experiencing the hardships of having a sick family member, and provide scholarships and grants for students with ambitions of entering the medical field.

To learn more about the HEADstrong Foundation, please visit their website at: www.HEADstrongfoundation.org


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