WINCHESTER, Va.- Shenandoah University head lacrosse coaches Lindsey Lutz and Tim Marshall announced Thursday that their two programs are partnering up to host a pair of charity games in the next two weeks.
Lutz' women and Marshall's men host doubleheaders on March 30 and April 6 and will hold benefit events on both dates.
MARCH 30th: HEADstrong FOUNDATION
The HEADstrong Foundation was founded by the late Nicholas Colleluori, a member of the Hofstra University lacrosse team, who was diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2005. HEADstrong's mission is to improve the lives of those who are affected by cancer by offering financial, residential, and emotional support.
The teams will be collecting donations on campus, at the games and have created a fundraising page.
APRIL 6th: ONE LOVE FOUNDATION
The two programs combine to help the One Love Foundation in its mission to promote awareness in identifying and navigating through healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors and ending relationship abuse.
One Love was founded to honor the memory of Yeardley Love, a women's lacrosse player at the University of Virginia that was killed by her boyfriend three weeks before her graduation at UVA.
"I am happy to have our team partner with the men's program to hold these two events," Lutz said. "Both HEADstrong and One Love are very important to both our our programs and we are excited to bring awareness to the two causes."