The Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse team hosted the fifth annual Nicholas Colleluori Women’s Classic on Saturday, September 28.
The event was the first of its kind on the women’s side to help raise funds and awareness for the HEADstrong Foundation™. Proceeds from the event will directly support the quality of life service offering provided by the organization to patients and families nationwide.
Participating in the tournament were 11 teams: Hofstra, Adelphi, Catholic, Central Connecticut State, LIU Post, Iona, LIU Brooklyn, Manhattan, NYAC, Stony Brook and Villanova.
Nick Colleluori was a member of the Pride lacrosse team from 2004 to 2006 and graduated from Ridley High School (PA) in 2004. Nick may have lost his battle with blood cancer on November 28, 2006, but his vision has just begun.
The HEADstrong Foundation™ is dedicated to Nick’s life. He drew the logo as he was waiting to go into the operating room for a procedure. Because lacrosse was his passion and he can no longer carry the ball, his family and friends will carry the ball for him. Please join the HEADstrong Foundation’s effort to bring Nick’s vision to reality to promote cancer awareness, support research and help eliminate this disease.
To carry on the legacy and vision of HEADstrong founder Nicholas E. Colleluori through advocating, fundraising and supporting those affected by blood cancers and those working towards eliminating it.
The HEADstrong Foundation is committed to being a resource for blood cancer patients and their families. Dedicated to assist them navigate the harrowing ordeal of cancer by sharing our experience, lending guidance and providing essential services with emphasis placed on sustaining and improving quality of life during the process.
To learn more about the HEADstrong Foundation™, please visit their website at: www.HEADstrong.org.
Through the expansion of their efforts into women’s lacrosse, the HEADstrong Foundation™ seeks to empower players and teams across the country to join in its fight against cancer.