Balls to the Wall is a Wall Ball Marathon for Shane Franzone a Norristown HS Grad and Chestnut Hill College Student Athlete. This effort to help Shane is being sponsored by CHC Men’s Lacrosse Coaching Staff and Players. On 12/10/11, Lacrosse Players will gather at Plymouth Whitemarsh HS for an epic event of unity and support for a hurting brother. Players will play Wall Ball to raise money for Shane and his family. With help from you we can ease his financial burdens accumulated over the past year battling this disease. 100% of donations will go to the Franzone family.
On October 13th, 2010 Shane Franzone was a typical college freshman who had just finished his fall lacrosse season at Chestnut Hill College by scoring his first collegiate goal. On October 15th, Shane was admitted to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after doctors examined bruises on his torso that were failing to heal. After a vast array of tests he was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a blood disease where bone marrow fails to produce adequate counts of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Shane has been hospitalized for the majority of the past 12 months and is still fighting for his life.
On December 10th 2011 the event will be held at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School from 10am to 3pm. Sponsors include the HEADstrong Foundation, Maverick Lacrosse and Baggataway LC. If you are interested in attending the event or donating to the cause, you can contact Adam Eddinger with Chestnut Hill Lacrosse at [email protected]. You can read the Pledge Sheet by clicking here.