Courtesy: Carlisle Stockton

Menís Lacrosse Raises Nearly $13,000 for HEADstrong Foundation

Courtesy: Fairfield University
November 30, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Throughout the months of October and November, the Fairfield University men’s lacrosse team raised $12,892 to benefit the HEADstrong Foundation as a part of the 2016 Lax Stache Madness. The Stags’ total donation was the highest by any college lacrosse team and ranked second among all participating teams nationwide.

During Lax Stache Madness, student-athletes pledge to grow a mustache for the duration of the fundraiser in exchange for donations to the HEADstrong Foundation. Andrew Eidenshink headed the effort for the Stags as one of four to raise more than $1,000. Jake Knostman, Liam Lynch and Dave Fleming all also topped $1,000 individually toward the Stags’ total of $12,892.

“I am incredibly proud of our team for their efforts to raise money and awareness for the HEADstrong Foundation,” said Fairfield Head Coach Andy Copelan. “The fact that we ranked as the top college team is outstanding, but it’s much more important that the lacrosse community as a whole has come together to support such a worthy cause.”

To date, the fundraiser has generated $197,130. While the competition concluded on Nov. 28, donations are still being accepted until Dec. 5. Click here to donate.

HEADstrong is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing essential services to improve lives affected by cancer. Ninety cents of every dollar donated through Lax Stache Madness supports the HEADstrong Foundation mission.

The blueprints for the Foundation were conceptualized by Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori in 2006, from his hospital bed while he underwent treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which ultimately claimed his life. Today, Nick’s vision is being fulfilled through the relentless efforts of his family, athletes and supporters across the country uniting in the fight against cancers.

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