TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/5/13
From Press Release
The HEADstrong Lacrosse Club of Minnesota will host a special event to raise blood cancer awareness and funds to support their parent organization, the HEADstrong Foundation™. The event will be played in conjunction, with HEADstrong’s marquee event the Nicholas Colleluori Classic happening 1,200 miles away at Ridley High in Folsom, PA.
The Face-Off To Fight Blood Cancer will be played October 5-6th, 2013 and will be held at The Blake School in Minneapolis.
The event will feature 14 of the top boys’ high school programs in the state and surrounding area as well as 3 girls’ high school teams. The event will be highlighted by a collegiate game at 12:00PM. The Minnesota Gophers will square- off against the Minnesota Lakers, a prominent men’s club team from the area.
Sportsmanship is at the heart of this event. After each game, teams will select a player from the opposing team who best exemplified the characteristics of HF™ founder Nick Colleluori on the playing field. Selected players will be presented with a lime green Warrior Relentless27 chinstrap during a ceremony at the conclusion of the event.
The Face-Off to Fight Blood Cancer was the brain child of HLC Minnesota Program Director Pat Donaghy who also serves as the head coach for Cretin-Derham Hall, and Frank Clark, who is the boys’ lacrosse coach of The Blake School. Additionally, Ken and Nadine Washuta were instrumental in helping to bring the event to life.
Meanwhile, at Ridley High, the schedule for the 7th Annual Nick Colleluori Classic is as follows:
Division I Day
Stadium Field: Saint Joseph’s vs. Monmouth (Streamed on AccessLacrosse)
Grass Field: Lafayette vs. VMI
Stadium Field: Hofstra vs. Binghamton (Streamed on AccessLacrosse)
Grass Field: Villanova vs. Saint Joseph’s
Stadium Field: Lafayette vs. Binghamton
Grass Field: VMI vs. Monmouth
Stadium Field: Villanova vs. Hofstra (Streamed on AccessLacrosse)
Division II & III Day
Stadium Field: Chestnut Hill vs. Richard Stockton (Streamed on AccessLacrosse)
Grass field: Bryn Athyn vs. Neumann
Stadium Field: Marymount vs. Centenary
Grass Field: Misericordia vs. SUNY Maritime
Stadium Field: Randolph Macon vs. Widener (Streamed on AccessLacrosse)
Grass Field: Chestnut Hill vs.Neumann
Stadium Field: Richard Stockton vs. SUNY Maritime
Grass Field: Misericordia vs. Widener
Stadium Field: Marymount vs. Farmingdale State (Streamed on AccessLacrosse)
Stadium Field: Randolph Macon vs. Dowling
Stadium Field: Rosemont vs Bryn Athyn
Grass Field: Centenary vs. Farmingdale State
Stadium Field Dowling vs. Rosemont (Streamed on AccessLacrosse)
Admission can be purchased at the ticket booths. All proceeds will support the HEADstrong Foundation™.
Children Under 5 – Free
Children Under 12 – $5.00
Adult One Day Pass – $10.00
The games can be viewed on www.livestream.com/accesslacrosse or on a mobile device by downloading the livestream app and searching the “Access Lacrosse” channel. All games will be archived on the Access Lacrosse Site – www.accesslacrosse.com