By MLL PR | 9/27/11 9:00 AM
Photo by Thom Kendall Photography
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2011
Crystal Carroll, Dana-Farber
Fourth Annual Catamount Classic Lacrosse Tournament, Oct. 9
Benefits genitourinary and women’s cancers research and care at Dana-Farber
BRAINTREE, MASS.– The 2011 Catamount Classic - Lacrosse for a Cure is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 9. Sixteen Division I college lacrosse teams will face-off in scrimmages all day on Thayer Academy’s off-campus turf fields. This year eight women’s teams will scrimmage throughout the morning starting at 8 a.m. and eight men’s teams will take the field starting at 11:30 a.m. Event proceeds will support genitourinary and women’s cancers research and care at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Genitourinary cancers include testicular, prostate, and kidney cancers.
This year fans can watch great lacrosse, view leading lacrosse equipment, purchase event gear, find out where their shot speed ranks regionally and nationally, and meet Major League Lacrosse professional athletes while listening to Jam’n 94.5 on-site. MLL Champion Boston Cannons will have the Steinfeld Trophy at the event for fans to check out.
Discounted event tickets can be purchased online through Fanfueled at www.fanfueled.com. On event day, ticket rates are $10 for adults (ages 12+), $5 for youths (ages 5-12), and free for children under five. Event tickets will grant lacrosse fans access for both the men’s and women’s games. The event will be held rain or shine.
University of Vermont Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Ryan Curtis and his wife Kelly started the Catamount Classic – Lacrosse for a Cure in 2008. Ryan and Kelly previously lived in Boston before moving to Vermont. While living in Boston, Kelly worked at Dana-Farber in genitourinary oncology. Together, with the help of the men’s lacrosse team, they have found a way to raise awareness for genitourinary cancers and women’s cancers at Dana-Farber.
The Catamount Classic has become the premiere fall lacrosse event for New England college lacrosse fans and teams. In 2010 the event raised more than $36,000 to support testicular cancer research and care at Dana-Farber, bringing the total event proceeds to nearly $100,000 over three years. This year proceeds will support both genitourinary and women’s cancers research and care.
2011 participating teams include: Women’s division: Bryant University, Boston University, Brown University, College of the Holy Cross, Iona College, Siena College, University of Connecticut, and University of Vermont. Men’s division: Brown University, Bryant University, College of the Holy Cross, Providence College, Sacred Heart University, University of Hartford, University of Massachusetts, and University of Vermont.