Columbia County Faceoff Against Cancer Lacrosse Event A Success

Columbia County Faceoff Against Cancer Lacrosse Event A Success

This weekend, teams from across Georgia, South Carolina and Florida convened in Evans, Georgia for the inaugural Columbia County Faceoff Against Cancer Lacrosse Event. On Friday night, Chapin (SC) got things started with a 7-6 victory over Greenbrier (GA) and IMG Academy (FL) closed out the evening with a 13-10 win over Maclay (FL). Saturday  … Read more

Core Values Campaign – February 2021

Core Values Campaign – February 2021

The HEADstrong Foundation is relentless, driven by our passion and commitment to honesty, integrity and selflessness in our efforts, to the population we support through athletes and our supporters. As such, our team is integral in pushing the Foundation forward and now, more than ever, it is important to recognize their efforts.  We are proud  … Read more

Fundraiser Spotlight – Kelly-Ann McGrath

Fundraiser Spotlight – Kelly-Ann McGrath

For Adelphi midfielder Kelly-Ann McGrath, participating in the Game Hair Havoc campaign is very personal.  In September, McGrath and her three siblings lost their mother, Tracy, to colon cancer. “My goal is to bring more awareness to this horrible disease and raise money so research can be conducted and other families can be helped,” McGrath  … Read more

Social Media Internship

Social Media Internship

Social Media Internship REPORTS TO: Director of Marketing DURATION:  May – August 2021 LOCATION: Holmes and/or Swarthmore Offices in Delaware County, PA – there will be limited travel required but it will be reimbursed by the foundation.  10 hours per week.  JOB SUMMARY:  The Social Media Intern is responsible for working with the Marketing team   … Read more

HEADstrong Heroes – Meet The Vanamans

HEADstrong Heroes – Meet The Vanamans

By Jen Hildebrand Integrity. Compassion. Unity. Brotherhood. Family.  Those are the pillars that not only the St. Augustine Prep community stands on, but also the game of lacrosse. It was the game, as well as St. Augustine Prep, that turned Jackson Tinari and Matt Vanaman into family. And when times get tough, family helps each  … Read more

HEADstrong Announces Return  Of Game Hair Havoc

HEADstrong Announces Return Of Game Hair Havoc

By Jen Hildebrand PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Game Hair  Havoc campaign is back for a third season, giving a way for women’s lacrosse teams across the country a way to compete against each other while helping families who are fighting cancer. The campaign, which will officially kick off on February 22nd and run through April  … Read more

Doubling Down To Attack Cancer

Doubling Down To Attack Cancer

When Logan Olazabal first learned about the HEADstrong Foundation and Attack Cancer, he immediately saw an opportunity to get involved as both a lacrosse and football player.  At Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, 17 year-old Logan is a faceoff specialist and kicker for his school’s lacrosse and football teams, respectively. When he was approached  … Read more

Meet Matt – HEADstrong Hero

Meet Matt – HEADstrong Hero

In August, Matthew Moon visited his primary care physician after noticing lumps on his leg. A 35 year old father of three that lives in North Carolina, Moon was referred to a surgeon who performed a punch biopsy in September. Following the biopsy, doctors told Moon that there was not enough tissue for a definitive  … Read more

Get To Know Our Staff – Welcome Allison, Lauren & Joe

Get To Know Our Staff – Welcome Allison, Lauren & Joe

We’re excited to welcome three interns to the HEADstrong family this Spring! Get to know Allison Kovacs, Lauren Jeandell and Joe Augustine and what they’re bringing to the team this semester. Allison is a junior at Widener University majoring in Sports Management. A huge sports fan, she was a competitive gymnast until she was 16  … Read more

I can’t die, I’m busy: Meet HEADstrong Hero Jace Ward

I can’t die, I’m busy: Meet HEADstrong Hero Jace Ward

By Jen Hildebrand “I can’t die, I’m busy.”  Those are the words that Jace Ward has lived by for the last 19 months since being diagnosed with DIPG.  At the time, Jace was living the life of a typical college student. The youngest of three children, the then-20 year old business major at the University  … Read more