TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 10/18/20 – From Press Release
Lacrosse teams from across the south central part of the country will descend on Plano, TX to take part in Victory Event Series’ Cowboy Cup, one of the area’s most highly anticipated tournaments, on November 7-8 at Russell Creek Park.
Over the past eight years, Cowboy Cup has evolved into a fall lacrosse staple, boasting an incredible experience combined with strong competition at every level of the game. In 2019, the event featured more than 120 boys and girls lacrosse teams. This year, Victory Event Series is uniting competitors on the field for a greater good.
Victory was inspired to make Cowboy Cup 2020 a platform to support families overcome by cancer after learning of the courageous story of Lilly Camp, a 9-year old hero from nearby Lantana, Texas who is battling Metastatic Retinoblastoma.
Lilly resides just 27 miles from Russell Creek Park but is currently more than 1,500 miles away from home as she is receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. While undergoing care in Philadelphia, Lilly and her family are staying at Nick’s House, a guest residence owned and operated by the HEADstrong Foundation for families displaced in pursuit of advanced cancer care. Victory Event Series is based just miles from Nick’s House, in nearby Thornton, PA.
Players, parents, and Texas lacrosse community members can contribute to the Cowboy Cup pledge drive at pledge.headstrong.org/cowboycup2020.
Victory is seeking the opportunity to turn team participation into a mechanism for raising funds to support families like Lilly’s overcome by cancer. Players and their families will be encouraged to integrate their fundraising link into social posts and online communication throughout the weekend.
Teams have the ability to document their event experience through photos and videos while encouraging supporters and followers to join them in donating. Victory hopes to raise a considerable amount of money to assist the organization.
“It speaks volumes of Victory Event Series to integrate this charitable component into a marquee event such as the Cowboy Cup,” said Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom. “HEADstrong is actively working on behalf of several families from Texas and the support that we receive is only reflected in our commitment to those who and when it is needed most.
“As a non-profit organization that proudly takes a team approach to serving the needs of families navigating the most harrowing of circumstances, it means the world to have the unyielding support of Victory Event Series alongside lacrosse teams from across the south central region. This is an amazing opportunity for athletes to learn about the cause and have real impact.
“With so many players and their families making the trek to Plano to be part of this event, we can only hope that they take a moment to be thankful for this opportunity and reflect on the challenges of the Camp family, who have traveled 1,500 miles away from home to pursue advanced cancer care. Thank you for honoring the life and legacy of our Nick and those who benefit from the life he lived,”