Headstrong Laces Help fight blood cancer   Hawks Youth Lacrosse is proud to wear Headstrong laces. 

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The Hawks are participating in the HEADstrong Foundation’s “Laces for Lymphoma” program where, in exchange for $10, they receive a pair of lime green HEADstrong shoe laces.


The HEADstrong Foundation was created by Nick Collelouri, a Hofstra University lacrosse player who eventually succumbed to Non-Hodgkin   Lymphoma in 2006 at the age of 21 years old. Prior to Hofstra University, Nick played lacrosse at Ridley High School, just outside of Philadelphia. 


The Laces for Lymphoma program is a simple idea that has created not only a fluorescent-green buzz in the youth, high school, and college sports realm; but has also raised over $50,000 towards fighting blood cancers. The Hawks’  lacrosse team joins the ranks of some powerful and well-known college  lacrosse programs around the country also wearing the lime green laces   including: Collelouri’s alma mater – Hofstra, Loyola College (Md), Penn State, Notre Dame, Army, and Drexel University. Lacrosse players are not the only ones donning the HEADstrong laces. They can also be found on athletes playing volleyball, soccer, and baseball.


Hawk lacrosse players have a lot to be proud of.  Hopefully the laces will  create an even larger sense of pride knowing they are a part of something so much bigger than we are.

The laces are $10 and can be ordered at the link below  and found occassionally at The Lax Hut on Jericho Tpke in Huntington

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