WEST GROVE, PA – The stage is set for a great day of lacrosse as the HEADstrong Foundation™ proudly presents the 6th Annual Rivalry Games on Saturday, May 2nd at Avon Grove High School in West Grove, PA. The event will showcase boy’s youth and high school lacrosse games. This is the second year that Avon Grove High School will be the site of the HEADstrong Rivalry Games and the organization has received an overwhelming amount of support from the Avon Grove community who is thrilled to be facing-off against rivals Garnet Valley High School in front what is expected to be a capacity crowd under the lights at 7:00PM on their home turf. Additionally, Kennett Square High School will take on Holy Ghost Prep and Parkland High School will face Exeter High School.
6th Annual Rivalry Games High School Varsity Schedule
3:00PM Kennett Square High School vs. Holy Ghost Prep
5:00PM Parkland High School vs. Exeter High School
7:00PM Avon Grove High School vs. Garnet Valley High School
6th Annual Rivalry Games High School JV Schedule
3:00PM Avon Grove HS JV vs. Garnet Valley HS JV
3:00PM Parkland HS JV vs. Exeter HS JV (Field II)
5:00PM Kennett Square HS JV vs. Holy Ghost Prep JV
6th Annual Rivalry Games Youth Schedule
10:00AM Avon Grove U15A vs. Wilmington Wings U15A
11:45AM Avon Grove U13A vs. Coventry U13A
1:30PM Avon Grove U11A vs. Great Valley U11A
There will be a $5.00 admission fee which will support essential programs and services to improve quality of life for those affected by cancer. The latest in HEADstrong awareness apparel will be available at the event and spectators are encouraged to wear lime green to show their support.
“On behalf of the HEADstrong Foundation and those affected by cancer we wish to extend our sincere appreciation to the all of the teams who will be participating in this year’s Rivalry Games. We would also like to convey our thanks to Avon Grove High School for embracing our mission and rallying the community to help us get ahead of cancer. We look forward to presenting this event every year. The energy and atmosphere brings us back to a time when our boy’s played at Ridley High School. The comradery, the competitiveness and the sportsmanship is something that truly makes hosting this event a privilege. This year we will be honoring both cancer patients and their families and throughout the day we will have several ambassadors of our mission onsite to share their inspirational stories. This event is just not a fundraiser; this is an event to assure these amazing people that they are not alone in their fight. We proudly take the field for those affected by cancer and we hope that you will consider joining us for a very inspirational day, filled with great lacrosse for the cause.” says Cheryl Colleluori, HF President and Nick’s Mom
About HEADstrong Foundation
The HEADstrong Foundation™ is a 501(c)(3) committed to improving the quality of life for cancer patients and their families through providing essential services.
HEADstrong™ is an athletic rooted organization that serves the cancer community by granting direct financial assistance to those financially impacted as a result of the disease, by providing complimentary long-term housing and amenities for those traveling to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for cancer related treatments through Nick’s House™, by funding innovative cancer research through the Nicholas E. Colleluori Lymphoma research fund, by serving family meals and offering outlets of entertainment, by providing fresh groceries to patients being discharged from lengthy hospital stays, by delivering comfort kits to newly hospitalized patients preparing for treatment or transplant, and by lending an arm of support through their peer to peer advocacy group.
The blueprints for the Foundation were conceptualized by Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori in 2006, from his hospital bed while he underwent treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which ultimately claimed his life. Today, Nick’s vision is being fulfilled through the relentless efforts of his family, athletes and supporters across the country uniting in the fight against cancers.
For more information on the HEADstrong Foundation™ and how they are Getting aHEAD of Cancer™ go to www.HEADstrong.org.