Hempstead, NY - Hofstra Athletics' is proud to announce that the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) raised close to $8,000 this past weekend at Hofstra's Second Annual HEADstong Youth Lacrosse Tournament.  The tournament along with the Family Fun Day Festival raised $2,000 more than last year on a night when the Pride defeated #11 Towson 12-10. To support HEADstrong SAAC sold donation sheets that were hung in Margiotta Hall, HEADstrong official merchandise and SAAC members assisted in all aspects of the youth lacrosse tournament.

This total, combined with the first-ever Nick Colleluori Women's Tournament held at Hofstra in September, results in almost $40,000 in which SAAC has helped raise funds and awareness. To read more about the women's tournament, click here.

The Hofstra Men's Lacrosse team has had the privilege each year to play in the Men's Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic played at Nick's high school in Ridley, PA. This tournament finished its third successful classic this past October. To read more about the Third Annual Nick Colleluori Lacrosse Classic, click here.

Since Nick's passing in the Fall of 2006, Hofstra Student-Athletes have rallied around Nick's vision and dream. The HEADstrong Foundation's signature lime green laces are worn by many of our team's both on and off the playing field, as well as featuring Nick's number 27 on many pieces of apparel. Rather than to retire Nick's jersey, this year the Hofstra Men's Lacrosse team decided to honor Nick by assigning the number to a deserving senior each year. The first player to wear #27 was senior captain Adam Swarsen. "As a fifth-year senior, wearing #27 is a tremendous privilege" said Adam Swarsen. It is an absolute honor to be a part of continuing  Nick Colleluori's legacy by playing with relentless effort, attitude, and heart. My teammates and I will survive everyday to emulate Nick on and off the field"

To learn more about the HEADstrong Foundation visit http://www.headstrongfoundation.org