We Believe Foundation Announces 5th Annual Lacrosse Classic

Posted on July 11, 2012 by

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We Believe Foundation Lacrosse Classic

Annapolis, MD, July 11, 2012 – The 5th Annual We Believe Lacrosse Classic will be held at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Maryland, August 4, 2012. Join us to watch some of the best Division I college lacrosse players come together to help raise funds for teens and young adults battling cancer. A list of some of the participating players can be found below.

Matt Miller with Honorary Cancer Survivors

Matt Miller with Honorary Cancer Survivors

The event starts at 12 p.m. with a Junior Girls All Star game followed by an inspirational 20 minute Adaptive Lacrosse exhibition game. The traditional “Take a Knee” ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. followed by the “featured” college game starting at 3 p.m. The day will conclude with the Junior Boys All Star game.

This year’s Lacrosse Classic marks the first time an Honorary Cancer Survivor will be playing in the college game. Alex Nieves was an integral part of Salisbury University’s lacrosse team when he was suddenly diagnosed with leukemia on December 19, 2010. His battle has been an arduous journey and Alex will step on to the field to play on August 4th CANCER FREE! His younger brother will be playing in the junior boys game, both playing for a cause that has had a personal impact on their lives.

Matt Miller and 2011 guest speaker, University of Maryland's head Coach John Tillman

Matt Miller and 2011 guest speaker, University of Maryland's Head Coach John Tillman

We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Graw, Jr., M.D., CEO and Chief Pediatrician of Righttime Medical Care and Medical Director of HeadFirst has partnered with the We Believe Foundation for this event and is sending Righttime Medical Care’s mobile care center. HeadFirst will offer concussion education and literature, prizes and will have 8 stations set up to conduct free Cognitive Assessment Baseline Tests for ages 10-24. These baseline tests will help manage and diagnose concussions, which according to the CDC, is a growing epidemic in our adolescents. Visit www.myHeadFirst.com for more information.

The We Believe Foundation’s mission is to be a resource that both raises awareness and provides financial assistance for teens and young adults battling cancer through survivorship. The foundation was started by Matt Miller and his family when, at 17 years old, Matt was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Matt’s family created The We Believe Foundation to pass on what he’s received from friends and family to those who may not be as fortunate.

Face-Off with Patrick Harbeson of Virginia Lacrosse

Face-Off with Patrick Harbeson of Virginia Lacrosse

For more information about the We Believe Foundation, event details and to purchase tickets go to www.webelievelacrosse.com. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a contribution, we encourage you to visit our website and make a donation or sponsor one of the college players. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Brian Cooper in red winding up to make winning goal

Brian Cooper in red winding up to make winning goal

Some of the Participating DI College Players:

Jackson Runkel Goalie Loyola
Brian Cooper Defense U. of MD
Kevin Cooper Middie U of MD
Billy Gribbin Middie U of MD
Bobby Gribbin Attack U of MD
David Miller Middie U of MD
Quinn Haley Attack U of MD
Chris Piccirilli Defense Villanova
John LoCascio Defense Villanova
Matt Miller Defense Notre Dame
Logan Connelly Attack Notre Dame
Josh Offit Attack Duke
Marcus Hollman Attack UNC
Rob Fortunato Goalie UVA
Owen Van Arsdale Attack UVA
Patrick Harbeson Middie UVA
Alex Nieves Middie Salisbury
Jeff McQuire Middie Salisbury
Taylor Burns Defense Delaware
Connor McCroy Middie Delaware
John Hogan Middie Cornell
Ryan Belka Middie Drexel
Andrew Scalley Attack Mount St Mary’s
Jake Haley Goalie Georgetown
Phil Poe Middie UMBC
Greg Anderson Defense UMass
Mason Poli Defense Bryant
Jackson Myers Defense Hofstra
Farha Griffin Goalie Lehigh
Jared Carrier Defense Sacred Heart

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