HOLMES, Pa.- The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the newest addition to their team, Tom Sinnott. The foundation recognized that as they grew they needed someone to take over the daily tasks of managing the sports operations aspect of the foundation and Tom was the perfect fit.
Tom brings a variety of experience to the foundation. A 2007 graduate from Penn State with an undergraduate degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management. He continued his education obtaining a graduate degree from St. Joseph’s University in Organizational, Development and Leadership in 2014.
Prior to joining HEADstrong, Sinnott worked for the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation as a Recreation Leader for the last 8 years. His responsibilities were planning and developing recreation programs to best serve the needs of the community.
In 2018 his career took him onto a different path where he began working for NXT Sports as a Tournament and League Director. Sinnott assisted in running lacrosse tournaments in five different states as well as the 2019 Boys Spring League at the Proving Grounds. In addition to running tournaments, Tom has also been a lacrosse coach and official.
“I have worked various roles in lacrosse over the past 10 years and the HEADstrong Foundation has always been such a positive force in the community. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with such a remarkable organization.” said Tom.
Tom’s responsibilities will focus on the overall growth of HEADstrong sports by managing and expanding upon the HEADstrong lacrosse clubs. Additionally, he will be building out the strategy of entering the club lacrosse event space.
“The idea of clubs was Nick’s concept from the start – players embracing the greater good and instilling community and citizenship is at the heart of teams. We are thrilled to have Tom on board as we strengthen our relationship with the lacrosse clubs’ coaches, players and parents, grow the club and bring a tournament to life. “ remarked Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom.
HEADstrong Foundation serves as a vital resource to families affected by cancer. From diagnosis to a hopeful remission, HEADstrong plays a critical role every step of the way. The organization was conceived by Hofstra lacrosse player Nicholas Colleluori in the wake of his terminal diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Colleluori’s public fight from the sidelines captivated the nation and from his hospital bed he created an organization focused on empowering student-athletes to improve lives affected by the disease.
His vision was simple yet critical; helping real families when they needed it most, providing support so that families may live with a greater dignity and normalcy. Colleluori fought to improve the inpatient experience, the affordability and accessibility of care and tackled the general concerns facing the patient population.
Understanding the ripple effect and impact that a cancer diagnosis had on a family, Colleluori championed efforts to support caregivers and capital projects to improve accommodations. HEADstrong invests more than $.90 of every dollar into a service offering 100% committed to improving the quality of life for families affected by cancer. The organization has assisted more than 14,000 families having allocated more than $10 million in aid. GO LIME, is a perfect way for athletic programs to get involved this season.
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