HEADstrong Foundation Named As 2016 Inter-AC Challenge Charitable Partner
Admission to the opening round at higher seed schools is complimentary. Tickets to the quarterfinal round at The Proving Grounds is $5, the semifinals at Villanova are $10 and the championship game at Villanova are $20 for adults and $10 for students. The championship game will also be televised by The Comcast Network. Donations can also be directly made at www.HEADstrong.org.
“The HEADstrong Foundation has become synonymous with the fight against cancer and we’re proud to be working with them to help support the cause,” NXT Vice President of Events Robin Baxter said. “We’re excited to have 12 of the best teams in the country battle for the most prestigious championship in the country, but also to have them be a huge part of the fight against cancer.”
For more information, visit inter-ac-challenge.com.
About HEADstrong Foundation
The HEADstrong Foundation™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing essential programs and services to improve lives affected by cancer.
HEADstrong™ is 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 displaced to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for comprehensive cancer care and clinic trials 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 you can make a difference go to www.HEADstrong.org.
About the Inter-Academic League
The Inter-Academic Athletic League is the oldest secondary school athletic league in the nation. The boys’ Inter-Ac consists of Episcopal Academy, Germantown Academy, The Haverford School, Malvern Preparatory School, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and the William Penn Charter School. The Inter-Academic League has inherited an unrivaled tradition that it wishes to perpetuate through the possibilities of true collaboration in the competitive arena of athletics.
Founded in 2010, NXTsports is a sports education and management company headquartered in Philadelphia. The mission of NXT is to create the most innovative sports education programs and execute industry-leading events at exceptional venues. NXT delivers a superior participant experience across its entire portfolio of brands. NXT’s brands include NXTlacrosse, NXTbasketball, NXTfieldhockey, NXTsoccer, NXTfootball, NXTevents, Showcase Lacrosse, MVP Lacrosse as well as club teams in Chicago and Philadelphia. The goal of NXT is to redefine the youth sports experience.