Hofstra Helps Raise $34K at Colleluori Classic

Hempstead, NY For the ninth time, the Hofstra women's lacrosse program hosted the Nicholas Colleluori Women's Classic at Hofstra University. The event took place at James M. Shuart Stadium and the surrounding areas on Saturday, October 15.

In conjunction with the HEADstrong Foundation, this year's tournament at Hofstra continued its incredible support in the fight against cancer, raising $34,000.

"Thank you to all who continue to support the Nicholas Colleluori Women's Classic at Hofstra University each year," commented Hofstra Head Women's Lacrosse Coach Shannon Smith. "We are honored to play a role in the fight against cancer and are grateful to the HEADstrong Foundation for all their hard work as we team up for this annual event."

Participants in this year's event included: Adelphi, Binghamton, Central Connecticut State, Hofstra, LIU Brooklyn, LIU Post, Manhattan, Siena, UMass Lowell and Wagner.

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.

Mission: HEADing efforts to improve quality of life for those affected by cancer and supporting those working to eliminate the diseases.

Commitment: The HEADstrong Foundation is committed to being a resource for cancer patients and their families. Dedicated to assist them to 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 web site 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.


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