HEMPSTEAD, NY (Sept. 24, 2011) – The Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse program proudly hosted the third annual Nick Colleluori Women’s Classic last Saturday, September 24 at their James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, New York. 13 teams competed in the tournament. Hofstra, Adelphi, Central Connecticut State, Connecticut, C.W. Post, Iona, Johns Hopkins, La Salle, Long Island, Monmouth, Vermont, New York Athletic Club, and Team HEADstrong, (made up of Hofstra lacrosse alumnae) competed in four games each. After the tournament, the true victory was found in all the support for blood cancer research and those battling cancer. Together the teams, fans, and other participants generated over $35,000. Besides the actual tournament, a variety of merchandise, including HEADstrong lime green shoelaces were available for purchase to players and spectators. All funds generated at the event went directly to the HEADstrong Foundation. In the past three years this particular event has been incredibly successful, generating over $105,000.
The HEADstrong Foundation couldn’t be happier with the growth and success of the event. They graciously thank Hofstra University and all participants in their support and fight against cancer. Founder, Nick Colleluori had the dream of spreading awareness and support of cancer patients and cancer research. While battling blood cancer, Nick inspired others with his strength and dedication to lacrosse and to his vision for the HEADstrong Foundation. Today his family and friends dedicate their lives to continue his hard work and passion through events like this. For more information on this or other events please visit: www.headstrongfoundation.org
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.