HEADstrong Foundation Presents 6th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic October 6-7, 2012

Holmes, PA- The HEADstrong Foundation is proud to announce the 6th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Fall Men’s Lacrosse Classic on Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, 2012 at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA. The two-day event is dedicated to remembering the life and legacy of HEADstrong founder Nicholas Colleluori while promoting the importance of community, family and sportsmanship within the game. Games will begin both days at 9:00AM. And with the most teams ever assembled, a huge fan fest, clinic hosted by some of the best players in the game, contests, prizes and a great cause, mark your calendars.

24 collegiate men’s lacrosse programs, 10,000 supporters and a large group of volunteers will descend upon Nick’s home field, Ridley High School to be part of the 6th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Classic.

Saturday October 6th, 2012 Division I line-up includes the following programs:
Colgate University, High Point University, Hofstra University, Lehigh University, Marist College, Marquette University, University of Michigan, Mount St. Mary’s University, Robert Morris University, St. Joseph’s University and Villanova University

Sunday October 7th, 2012 Division II & III line-up includes the following programs:
Adelphi University, Albright College, Arcadia University, Chestnut Hill College, Dowling College, Marymount University, Misericordia University, Neumann University, Randolph-Macon College, Rosemont College, Richard Stockton College, Thiel College and Widener University.

In addition, Drexel University Men’s Lacrosse Program while not participating because of a trimester break, are supporting the effort through raising awareness on campus by selling HEADstrong T-shirts this fall.

The Experience
The HEADstrong Foundation has enhanced their special charity event with the goal of creating a memorable experience for all spectators. Aside from the largest group of collegiate teams ever assembled for the event this year will feature everything from Warrior’s newly designed Paul Rabil Experience to a clinic and autograph session presented by Relentless Lacrosse featuring Bill McGlone, Drew Westervelt, CJ Costabile, Ryan Cranston, Harry Alford, Michael Colleluori and others special guests. The clinic will be held on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 11:00AM. In addition, Lacrosseballstore.com will be hosting a Stick Trick Competition and Endeavor Sports Performance will be hosting physical challenges through out the day.

The Vendor Village
This year’s Vendor Village presented by Endeavor Sports Performance will feature the latest and greatest from over 20 vendors including: Aloha Tournaments, A-Grade Lacrosse, Brine, Bethematch.org, Cascade, Endeavor Sports Performance, Great Atlantic Lacrosse, Headwrapz, HEADstrong Foundation, Lacrosseballstore.com, Lacrosse Republic, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Metropolitan Flag Company, Odor Balance, Philadelphia Wings, Premier Lacrosse, Relentless Lacrosse, Reversible Lifestyle, SCOUT by Bungalow, Varsity Belts, United Sports Training Center and Warrior will be featured.

Specialty Concessions Merchants will include: Chef Michael Sultan’s Philly Street Food, Zac’s Hamburgers, Maui Wowi Smoothies and Gourmet Coffee’s, Best Darn Kettle Corn, Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream, Linvilla Orchards, Double Decker Pizza and much, much more.

The event will also be streamed via Access Lacrosse. http://accesslacrosse.com
Admission to the event is $10.00 and tickets will be sold at the gate. Children under 10 are admitted free and this year there is a special team package being offered for $150.00 which includes: (20)2-day player passes, (2) coaches passes, players clinic and sponsorship level in the program book. The package is currently available online available online at http://shopheadstrong.com/events/ncc-toc-package.html.

Official Division I Schedule

Stadium I Home Away Field II Home Away
9:00AM Marquette High Point 9:00AM Michigan Marist
10:30AM Michigan Mt. St. Mary’s 10:30AM Robert Morris Marquette
12:00PM St. Joseph’s Marist 12:00PM Hofstra Lehigh
1:15PM Presentation Presentation 1:15PM Presentation Presentation
2:00PM Colgate Villanova 2:00PM Mt. St. Mary’s St. Joseph’s
3:30PM Lehigh Robert Morris 3:30PM High Point Colgate
5:00PM Hofstra Villanova 5:00PM No Game No Game

Official Division II & III Schedule

Stadium I Home Away Field II Home Away
9:00AM Neumann Rosemont 9:00AM Arcadia Stockton
10:30AM Albright Dowling 10:30AM Adelphi Chestnut Hill
12:00PM Stockton Marymount 12:00PM Randolph Macon Widener
1:15PM Presentation Presentation 1:15PM Presentation Presentation
2:00PM Adelphi Dowling 2:00PM Neumann Thiel
3:30PM Widener Marymount 3:30PM Albright Misericordia
5:00PM Arcadia Chestnut Hill 5:00PM Thiel Rosemont
6:30PM Randolph Macon Misericorida

From its inception the Nicholas Colleluori Classic has become a tradition in the sport of lacrosse. Now in its 6th year, this special charity event presented by the HEADstrong Foundation has seen over $1,000,000 generated in their fight against blood cancer.

“It is hard to believe that 6 years have gone by since the passing of our Nick and the start of the NCC. Every year we are rejuvenated by the success that this event has had. The outcry of support still overwhelms us and we are so proud of the impact that this single event has made within the blood cancer community. The NCC is the single most requested event that our network of patient advocates asks to be part of. As a family, as a Foundation and as a sport we come together to support the fight against blood cancer in the name of my son and our Founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori. We work diligently to ensure this event is an amazing experience for all who attend. We are incredibly grateful to our past and present teams, vendors, volunteers, sponsors and families who have continued to support the NCC and the HEADstrong Foundation. We look forward to seeing everyone in October.” Cheryl Colleluori HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom
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