GMH vs Team England

Haverford, Pa– The GMH Lacrosse Club will be representing the HEADstrong Foundation on Saturday May 8th, 2010 when they face-off at NOON against The England National Team at The Haverford School in Haverford, Pa.

The HEADstrong Foundation is dedicated to the life of Nicholas Colleluori and generates funds for blood 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. Nick 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.

GMH Philadelphia Lacrosse Club was formed in 2007 through the sponsorship of Gary Holloway and Michael Holloway. GMH Philadelphia LC is made up of post-collegiate players from the Philadelphia area, and are members of the American Lacrosse League. GMH Philadelphia LC has won three consecutive Philadelphia Division American Lacrosse League Championships, and are the ALL Blue Conference runners-up to the New York Athletic Club the last three seasons losing three games by a total of four goals. NYAC is the three-time defending ALL Champions. GMH Philadelphia LC is the successor to MAB Paints team, which was formed in 1994, when Eagle’s Eye Lacrosse Club, a perennial power, and MAB Paints LC, merged to form the MAB Paints Philadelphia Lacrosse Club as members of the United States Club Lacrosse Association (USCLA). In 2006, the MAB Paints Philadelphia LC became the first men’s club lacrosse team from the Philadelphia area, either in the USCLA or the Atlantic Lacrosse League to win a men’s post collegiate club championship. There are currently 14 players from the 2006 championship team on the current GMH Philadelphia LC roster.

Team England is the Home Nation for the 2010 World Championships in Manchester which kick off in July. The Team has decided to supporting the HEADstrong Foundation in the World Games by playing in the HEADstrong Lime Green Laces. Team England has named their 23-man team and seven reserves for this summer’s World Championship. In total there are 13 players selected from England’s successful gold-medal winning side from 2008, while three players have made the jump up from Under-19 level for senior call-ups. There are three overseas players included, as well as three American-based players and two Canadian-based players, all of whom have British passports and so have official international clearance to play for England. For more information about Team England visit their website at Team England would like to send a special thanks to Brine Lacrosse for all of their help with the World Games.

In addition to a great game of lacrosse, the teams will help raise awareness for the HEADstrong Foundation and the foundation thanks both teams for recognizing our cause. You are invited to join the festivities!

Welcome Team England and best of luck in the World Games.