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Lacrosse Fundraising: “Shootout For Soldiers” Benefits Wounded American Soldiers With “1 Game, 24 Hours, 1 Goal, Support Our Troops” (Video)


The Shootout for Soldiers is a 24 hour lacrosse game benefiting wounded American soldiers. Held in Baltimore the last two years, the Shootout has been a community organized event that has raised over $250,000 for veterans programs. This film aims to highlight the event, as well as the people and work behind it, that make the Shootout for Soldiers so special.

Special thank you to Sam Lichtman for filming and editing, as well as Brett Roberts and Adam Hahn for their video work. For more information on the Shootout for Soldiers check out http://www.shootoutforsoldiers.com

NCAA Lacrosse: “2013 Face Off For A Cause” Featured Host Siena Men’s Lacrosse Vs Colgate, Raising $8,000 For Wounded Warrior Project (Video)


This past Columbus Day Weekend, the Wounded Warrior Project joined with Sienna college for a four team scrimmage to benefit the WWP.  The men’s lacrosse teams from Colgate University, Skidmore College and Western New England University were all present for this great event.

2013 Face Off For A Cause Siena Men's Lacrosse vs Colgate

Lacrosse Fundraising: “2013 Nicholas Colleluori Men’s Lacrosse Classic” Benefits HEADstrong Foundation And Features Hofstra, Lafayette, Monmouth, St. Joseph’s, VMI And Villanova


The Hofstra Men’s Lacrosse team will compete in three scrimmages this fall, Pride Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Seth Tierney announced recently.  Hofstra will play two scrimmages at the HEADstrong Foundation’s seventh annual Nicholas Colleluori Fall Men's Classic on October 5 in Folsom, PA, and will host a touring team from Tokyo, Japan’s Keio University on Friday, October 11 at James M. Shuart Stadium. The Pride will make their seventh appearance in the Nicholas Colleluori Classic next month. The two-day event will take place at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA on Saturday, October 5 with Division I scrimmages, and on Sunday, October 6, 2013 for Division II and III scrimmages. In addition to Hofstra, the Division I line-up includes Binghamton, Lafayette, Monmouth, Saint Joseph's, VMI and Villanova. Each team will play two games. The Pride will face Binghamton at 2:30 p.m. and Villanova at 6 p.m. on October 5. Selected games will be streamed live with commentary, compliments of Access Lacrosse. The Nicholas Colleluori Classic has become a fall tradition in the sport of lacrosse. The NCC is dedicated to remembering the life and legacy of former Hofstra lacrosse player and HEADstrong founder Nicholas "HEAD" Colleluori while promoting the importance of community, brotherhood and sportsmanship within the game. This milestone event has helped raise over $1,100,000 allowing the HEADstrong Foundation to strengthen their commitment to improving the quality of life for those affected by cancer.

The Hofstra Men’s Lacrosse team will compete in three scrimmages this fall, Pride Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Seth Tierney announced recently.
Hofstra will play two scrimmages at the HEADstrong Foundation’s seventh annual Nicholas Colleluori Fall Men’s Classic on October 5 in Folsom, PA, and will host a touring team from Tokyo, Japan’s Keio University on Friday, October 11 at James M. Shuart Stadium.
The Pride will make their seventh appearance in the Nicholas Colleluori Classic next month. The two-day event will take place at Ridley High School in Folsom, PA on Saturday, October 5 with Division I scrimmages, and on Sunday, October 6, 2013 for Division II and III scrimmages. In addition to Hofstra, the Division I line-up includes Binghamton, Lafayette, Monmouth, Saint Joseph’s, VMI and Villanova. Each team will play two games. The Pride will face Binghamton at 2:30 p.m. and Villanova at 6 p.m. on October 5. Selected games will be streamed live with commentary, compliments of Access Lacrosse.
The Nicholas Colleluori Classic has become a fall tradition in the sport of lacrosse. The NCC is dedicated to remembering the life and legacy of former Hofstra lacrosse player and HEADstrong founder Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori while promoting the importance of community, brotherhood and sportsmanship within the game. This milestone event has helped raise over $1,100,000 allowing the HEADstrong Foundation to strengthen their commitment to improving the quality of life for those affected by cancer.

Lacrosse Fundraising: Hofstra Women’s Lacrosse Hosted “5th Annual Nicholas Colleluori Women’s Classic” Benefitting “The HEADstrong Foundation”


Nick Colleluori Women's Lacrosse Classic 2013

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
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.
Commitment
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: http://www.HEADstrong.org.

Hofstra Women's Lacrosse Nicholas Colleluori Classic

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.

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Lacrosse Charities: “HeadStrong Foundation” Supports Those Affected By Blood Cancer (Video)


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Lacrosse Fundraisers: 1st Annual “LaxGiving SuperJam” In San Francisco On Nov 14 Will Benefit Bay Area Lacrosse Community And Verdict Digital


It’s been a rough year for Zach and Verdict Crew…Helps us try and keep things a-float by coming to the First Annual LaxGiving SuperJam Fundraiser!! Basically a way to help unite the Bay Area lacrosse community, hear awesome music, and raise a little cash for those in need. It’s going down this Wednesday night (11/14) at the Independent with doors opening at 6:30. Lorne and the Wayhighs will be headlining with a presentation from VisualRaid, along with DJ’s and booze. What more do you need!!

Lacrosse Photography: Zach Heffner Of “Verdict Digital” Raising Funds For Lacrosse Injury


You may not have ever met Zach Heffner, but you know him through his work. Whether it be his photo and video work for Easton Lacrosse, US Lacrosse Magazine Cover Shots, editorial shots for Inside Lacrosse Magazine or his playing years: National Champion at UVA, a pro player in the MLL, NLL or his stint on the Bronze Medal winning 2007 US National Indoor Team, somewhere you’ve come into contact with him or his work…and he needs your help!

In the process of training for a possible LXM comeback, Zach suffered a devastating injury to his knee early this June while playing lacrosse. Needing major surgery to reconstruct his ACL, MCL, PCL and both meniscus, Zach went under the knife for a pretty routine procedure.

In the following weeks, a still unidentified infection forced Zach back under the knife 3 more times and put a definite end to his athletic career and also threatened to close the doors of his company, Verdict Digital.

Without being able to work and with the medical bills piling up, Zach and the Verdict Crew are reaching out to the lacrosse community for help. Before they shut down Zach’s company, the Verdict Crew is hoping to raise enough money to pay off his medical bills from the extra surgeries so they can  keep on helping lacrosse gain exposure through their work.

Paying homage to Zach’s first words once the anesthesia wore off, the Verdict Crew designed a tee-shirt with Zach’s likeness (a la crutches) to help raise the money necessary to pay off all the bills.

Printed on super comfy rolled cotton, these tee-shirts are available on the Verdict Store for 15.99 plus S&H. 100% of the proceeds are dedicated to paying off Zach’s medical bills so the Verdict Crew can keep on helping the sport of lacrosse grow and gain exposure.

Just specifiy what size (S,M,L,XL) in the ‘instructions for buyer’ section upon check out.

Store Link: http://www.verdictdigital.bigcartel.com/product/fund-raiser-zach-on-crutches-tee-shirt

To see Zach’s work: http://www.verdictdigital.com

MCLA Lacrosse: National Champion Colorado State Men’s Lacrosse Holds “Murphy’s Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day” Celebration On Sept 14 To Benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


Murphy’s half way to St. Patrick’s Day celebration was created as an excuse to wear your favorite green CSU lacrosse gear, celebrate and support the team and enjoy the company of good friends and family. We wanted to support our community and share our fundraising efforts with a worthwhile cause. We chose the Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation after realizing how many people with ties to CSU lacrosse have been affected by Type 1 Diabetes. JDRF is dedicated to finding a cure for juvenile diabetes and assists and supports families after being diagnosed. Half of the proceeds raised will be donated to JDRF in the names of our lacrosse family members with diabetes.

Event Details:

When:  September 14th, 2012 from 6pm – Close

Where:  The Lobby – 2191 Arapahoe St. Denver, CO 80205

Wear your green and share your green for a good cause

Proudly Sponsored by: The Lobby, Colorado State University Lacrosse Alumni Association

Proceeds to Benefit: Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation & CSU Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse

$50 donation per person gets you in the door for music & dancing, free appetizers all night & open Bar

Lacrosse In The Community: “4 Leaf Lacrosse” Supporting “OC Child Abuse Prevention Centers” In Fundraising


4 LEAF Lacrosse is hoping to help the OC Child Abuse Prevention center raise funds to help their in need youth. Any donation is appreciated!

Mission
The Child Abuse Prevention Center directly serves at-risk children and families in crisis to prevent and break the generational cycle of child abuse.

Vision
Fulfill every child’s right to grow up in a healthy, nurturing home free of child abuse.We operate our programs with integrity, fiscal responsibility, and the highest standard of quality in all areas.

Overview
The Child Abuse Prevention Center is the County’s largest not-for-profit organization focused solely on the prevention of child abuse. Our early intervention programs have a well-documented record of strengthening and improving parent-child relationships, working to prevent child abuse before it occurs.

The Prevention Center offers a full spectrum of services designed to meet the mental, emotional and physical needs of children and families, delivered by a committed staff of clinical professionals and trained volunteers whose depth and diversity continue to set new community standards. The single most distinguishing feature of the Prevention Center’s outreach is its emphasis on intensive in-home parenting education. The Prevention Center selected this model of intervention based on research by the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect that endorses in-home support as the most effective approach to successfully preventing child maltreatment.

NCAA Men’s Lacrosse: Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Nick Myers Recaps Fall Ball, Discusses 2011 Schedule And Student-Athlete Community Service Work, And Launches “11th Man Campaign” To Raise Funds For Program


 

I hope everyone enjoyed a few days with friends and family over Thanksgiving. I am blessed to be at Ohio State and more importantly, have the opportunity to work with and teach our student-athletes every day. Not to mention, it is always nice to finish off the week with a big win vs. the Wolverines! As we gear up for the Holiday season, we wanted to bring you up to speed on our most current

Ohio State Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Nick Myers

events for Buckeye Lacrosse.

In September, we hosted the Lindner Family Memorial Golf Outing. We were lucky enough to have the event at our Scarlet Course here on campus. It was a beautiful day and another chance to recognize Dan and his family, as we raised more than $10,000 for the Aidan W., Daniel P., and Angela M. Lindner Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund. The alums gathered to watch the Buckeye football team down the Ohio Bobcats the next day.

October 8 marked the annual Alumni Game, which this year was held at the Harmon Family Football Park. It was a great night of fellowship, and as we like to say, no one lost that night. It was an ideal opportunity for the men to make connections with other Buckeyes. The group of about 40 alums ranged from current pros to players from the 60s and 70s. 

Fallball wrapped up with a trip to Delaware for scrimmages vs. Navy, Delaware and Siena. It was an opportunity to play three great opponents and gave us a chance to play a lot of different guys and combinations. It helped us develop the identity of our team and get an evaluation on a number of players in an actual game setting. It really stoked the competitive fire among the men for the spring. Staying healthy through all three scrimmages made the day even more of a success. If you haven’t already, visit OhioStateBuckeyes.com for a highlight video from the day.

We are excited about having five captains this year –seniors Jarred Bowman, Conor David, Scott Lathrop, Bryce Woodson and junior Brock Sorensen. The group will establish a solid core for our team. They all have different strengths and complement each other well. The parents, players and alumni can all be proud of the group leading the squad into the spring season. We had a number of players indicate they were interested in leading the team before practice began and they auditioned throughout fall camp. The team voted on the final leaders, and we introduced them at the banquet.

The freshman class has adapted well into our system and the Buckeye Lacrosse Family. They have done all we’ve asked, dealing with all of their responsibilities – academics, conditioning, practice load and adjusting to college life. They have assimilated into the Buckeye Lacrosse Family easily. The upperclassmen have taken the lead to show them the way. 

The biggest addition to the Buckeye lacrosse Family is JJ Snider, a fourth grader who has battled with medulloblastoma. We adopted him through the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization formed in 2005 that improves the quality of life for children with pediatric brain tumors and their families. Our men have really enjoyed having JJ and his family (his parents, Jodi and Mike and his siblings Rudy, Michael, Sarah, Mary and Joanna) a part of our family. They have visited us at practice, where we gave JJ his own lacrosse stick, and were special guests at the banquet. We have been to see a few of his flag football games, and visited with him at the hospital when he went in for an MRI. The guys, and everyone surrounding the program, have really been able to develop a relationship with JJ. We are excited to have him on our sideline in the spring! He has a website, http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jjsnider, if you would like to learn more about his story or leave him a message.

Our men have been working hard in the community this fall as we have already surpassed 250 hours of service. Nearly every weekend a group has been connecting with various organizations, from heading to JJ’s games, to working with Lacrosse the Nations, to again helping out at an Honor Flight Reunion. Engaging in our community is a priority, and the men have embraced it.

Pat DeBolt is the newest member of our staff, coming to Ohio State after serving as the volunteer assistant coach with Duke last season when it claimed the NCAA title. Pat played and coached at Hofstra University before spending last season down in Durham. We are pleased to have his expertise on staff as he will be working primarily with our goalies and faceoff guys.

Our Buckeye lacrosse family has grown by THREE since last season ended. Julie and I were blessed with Mason on Mother’s Day (May 9). Coach Dobbins and his wife Erin were joined by Colleen Oct. 5 and Coach Baxter and his wife Marika added Rae Nov. 10.

This season we have contests with five NCAA tournament teams from a season ago, including two national semifinalists, and will take on three of the four ACC teams. The non-conference schedule is one that will test us every week and prepare us for conference play. This year we will play Fairfield in the ‘Showdown in the Shoe’ as we look to set another NCAA attendance record. The ECAC will be one of the most competitive conferences top to bottom again this spring. New in 2011 is the conference tournament which will decide the AQ (automatic qualifier) to the NCAA’s. The seven teams will battle for a top 4 finish in the regular season to earn a spot in the league tournament in May.

The future of Buckeye lacrosse is growing stronger with the signing of our most recent recruiting class.  We are very excited about the ten young men that signed NLI’s this month. The character of this group is exceptional and we expect big things out of all the men as they prepare to put on the Scarlet and Gray next fall. We will be sending out a formal release after the Holiday season.

As we move into the 2011 season, we need your continued support.  This will be the third year of our 11th Man campaign.  The program was designed to provide an easy way to support the Buckeye Lacrosse Family.  We are very thankful for the support of all of those who have joined the elite club and those that have made donations to the general fund here at Ohio State.  For more information on the 11th Man campaign, please see the brochure attached.  We thank you for the continued support and wish you and your family all the best this holiday season.

Happy Holidays and Go Bucks!

Nick

NICK MYERS

Head Coach | Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse

Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium | 2450 Fred Taylor Dr. | Columbus, OH 43210

T 614.292.5188

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