BRAINTREE, Mass. – Twenty-two college men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will face off in scrimmages at Thayer Academy’s off-campus turf fields on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12 at the 2014 Northeast Classic – Face Off Against Cancer, formerly the Catamount Classic. One hundred percent of proceeds from the event will support patient care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Returning this year, the first day of the tournament will feature a college women’s lacrosse tournament with games at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. The second day will feature a Division I, II and III college men’s lacrosse tournament with games at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. The gates open at 7 a.m. on Oct. 11 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 12.
College men’s teams participating include: Assumption College, Bentley University, Dartmouth College, Emmanuel College, Endicott College, College of the Holy Cross, Marist College, Molloy College, Post University, Sacred Heart University, Southern New Hampshire University, University of Massachusetts – Boston, University of Massachusetts – Lowell, University of Vermont. Proceeds from the men’s tournament will benefit Dr. Mary-Ellen Taplin’s genitourinary cancers research at Dana-Farber, including testicular, prostate, and kidney cancers.
College women’s teams participating include: Binghamton University, Bryant University, Central Connecticut State University, College of the Holy Cross, Marist College, Sacred Heart University, University of Massachusetts – Lowell, and University of Vermont. Proceeds from the women’s tournament will benefit the Patient and Family Assistance Program at Dana-Farber.
The Northeast Classic will also run a silent auction both days with more than $10,000 worth of donated prizes including New England Patriots tickets with a VIP pre-game tailgate in the Dana-Farber Field House, vacation packages, spa gift certificates, golf greens fees and more.
Tickets are $10 per day. Children younger than 5 are admitted free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.northeastclassic.org. Follow the fundraiser on Facebook for event updates.