TopLaxrecruits.com, Posted 1/24/18
From Press Release
Philly’s Brian Dougherty, Drew Adams, Austin Kaut and Niko Amato are revered as four of the most accomplished goaltenders in game of the lacrosse and while saving shots is what these four are best known for, this ensemble is now joining forces with the HEADstrong Foundation to save lives affected by cancer.
NetNation, the leader in goalie instruction, positional training, coaching and mentorship, led by Dougherty, Adams, Kaut and Amato is proud to announce a newly formed community partnership with the HEADstrong Foundation. The partnership is intended to raise funds to support the essential services provided by the HEADstrong Foundation to improve lives affected by cancer while providing athletes with a philanthropic activity to fulfill community service requirements and or collegiate prerequisites.
Beginning this season, high school, club, youth and pro goalies from across North America and beyond will have the ability to Go Lime and compete in the “Save A Life”, an interactive online fundraising effort in which goaltenders will track saves and use them as a measure for driving pledges for the cause.
Participants will share their statistical and fundraising progress using social media platforms and will empower their social network, friends and family to contribute reoccurring pledges throughout the season. NetNation and HEADstrong plan to reward top participating goalies with incentives and prizes. NetNation plans to integrate the “Save A Life” into upcoming events across country.
Dougherty is the coach at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and a former Episcopal Academy, Maryland Terrapin, Philadelphia Barrage and Team USA great; Adams starred at Springfield-Delco and Penn State and in the MLL; Kaut starred at Springfield-Delco and Penn State; Amato starred at La Salle (he was the 2008 Phillylacrosse.com Player of the Year) and Maryland and is the coach at Immaculata.
“I had the privilege of calling HEADstrong founder Nicholas Colleluori a teammate and over the years all of the members of our NetNation staff have all been directly involved in supporting the amazing efforts of this great organization,” said Adams. “We are very proud to announce this new partnership and believe that it will be a great opportunity for goalies across the country to gain better perspective while providing them with a special way to give back to those in need through their performances on the playing field.
“As goalies we are the last line of defense so to speak and we know that our efforts this season will be essential in saving lives affected by cancer through the relentless efforts of the HEADstrong Foundation.”
NOT A GOALIE? NO PROBLEM! Athletes from all sports and levels are Going Lime and pledging their stats this season to assist the HEADstrong Foundation and families affected by CANCER. Start a Go Lime fundraising page that will allow your family, friends and fans to pledge a dollar amount for any tractable stat that you choose this season for any position and any sport. This is a fun and interactive way for athletes to have an impact and make their performance count on and off the field. https://pledgeit.org/for/golime
“We are very proud to announce this new partnership with NetNation and believe that this is a wonderful vehicle for empowering athletes to have real impact on behalf of families across the country affected by cancer. We applaud NetNation for their commitment to excellence and we are humbled knowing that our Nick’s legacy lives on through the amazing efforts within the game. We wish to sincerely thank Brian Dougherty, Drew Adams, Austin Kaut and Niko Amato for carrying our torch and helping us to save lives affected by cancer.” Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong Foundation President & Nick’s Mom.