Lafayette Set to Host Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic
EASTON, Pa.- For the 13th consecutive year HEADstrong is proud to present the Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic. This year’s classic will be hosted by Lafayette College on Sunday October 20th 2019. Other teams participating in the event are Drexel University and St. John’s University.
The teams will take part in three exhibition contests centered around awareness and raising funds for the HEADstrong Foundation. The HEADstrong Foundation has impacted 16,700 families, raised $15 million offering temporary housing at Nick’s House providing more than 2,555 complimentary nights of lodging annually, emotional and financial support to those affected by cancer.
“We’re so excited to continue our great partnership with the HEADstrong Foundation by hosting this year’s Nick Colleluori Classic at Lafayette,” head coach Patrick Myers said. “In teaming up with programs like St. John’s and Drexel, we hope to bring as much awareness as possible to the phenomenal work this organization does on a daily basis. Additionally, it allows our team the opportunity to put our offseason work to the test and continue to improve as all three of our programs look forward to our 2020 campaigns.”
Each of the three teams will play two full games, surrounding a special presentation acknowledging each team and honoring local families battling cancer.
“Together we stand for families devastated by the realities of cancer and we consider it the utmost privilege to be part of this incredibly special community and to serve at the helm of student philanthropy within the sport of lacrosse. “ remarked Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom.
In addition to the lacrosse event, there is also an opportunity for teams to fundraise for HEADstrong. Teams will be participating in a Go Lime fundraiser where players will be pledging their stats or pledging a game and all proceeds will go directly to HEADstrong to help local families impacted by cancer. More information on how you can support the cause is available here.