TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 3/26/16
From Press Release and Staff Report
A full day of elite high school lacrosse and two much-anticipated college games highlight the 8th Annual Annual Patriot Cup on Saturday at Southern Methodist University’s Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, TX.
The event, which features four high school games and two college games, will benefit the HEADstrong Foundation™ (HF™). The highlight college game features No. 1 and defending NCAA champion Denver facing Penn State at noon.
8th Annual Patriot Cup Event scoreboard– Saturday, March 26
9am: Episcopal School of Dallas 23, Keller 5
12pm: NCAA – Penn State 15, Denver 10
2pm: Highland Park I 8, Westlake 4
4pm: Highland Park II 12, McKinney 10
6pm: Allen 9, Flower Mound 7
7:45pm: MCLA – Oklahoma vs Texas State
Admission will be $15.00 for Adults and $10.00 for Students ($5 discount for groups of 20 or more) and tickets will also be available at the gate. Please email email@example.com for tickets to the event. Learn more at www.PatriotCup.com
Participating teams will take the field wearing HEADstrong’s iconic lime green shoelaces (Penn State will wear HEADstrong sox) to make a statement on behalf of those affected by the disease. HEADstrong will also have a strong presence at the event, they will address the crowd and have a HEADstrong awareness station will be onsite.
Rich Moses, wwho serves as the Director of HEADstrong Lacrosse Club of Texas and is on the event planning committee, believes the Patriot Cup is helpful in promoting HF’s mission of improving quality of life for those battling cancer while building the sport. Lime green is awareness color for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the disease that claimed the life of HF™ founder Nicholas Colleluori and the color that organization uses to advocate awareness of their cause.
“Having defending national champ and current No. 1 Denver come to Texas to play vs. a talented team like Penn State is a real coup for Texas lacrosse,” said Moses. “Exposing our youth to this type of atmosphere and quality competition will continue to stoke the already explosive growth of the game in Texas.”
Having defending national champ and current #1 Denver come to Texas to play vs a talented team like Penn State is a real coup for Texas lacrosse. Exposing our youth to this type of atmosphere and quality competition will continue to stoke the already explosive growth of the game in Texas.
The Patriot Cup is the brainchild of Tim Perkins, a dedicated lacrosse parent who was inspired 7 years ago to create an event with the purpose of showcasing the collegiate men’s game to the growing Texas lacrosse community. Since its inception The Patriot Cup has featured DI, DIII and MCLA men’s lacrosse action.
Over the years Perkins has built a strong committee of equally dedicated lacrosse enthusiasts including Tom Fitzsimmons, John Bell and Rich Moses (all former players and residing, coaching and developing the sport in the region) to help evolve the event.
The group has incorporated charitable causes that hold a special meaning to the organizers as well as the Texas lacrosse community to give further purpose to The Patriot Cup. To date, the event has helped to raise more than $50,000 for charitable causes.