LAUREN'S FIRST AND GOAL TO HOST 7-ON-7 CAMP AT ST. ANTHONY'S
EASTON, PA (July 8, 2010) – Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation is announcing its first-ever New York 7-on-7 Championship will be held on Saturday, July 17 at St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, N.Y.
“I’m delighted that St. Anthony’s is hosting this worthwhile and noble event,” said St. Anthony’s principal Brother Gary Cregan.
The camp is the primary fundraiser for Lauren´s First and Goal Foundation which provides financial support for brain tumor research and cancer services, offers financial and emotional support to families living with pediatric cancer, and increases awareness of the disease. Since its creation in 2004, the foundation has raised more than $1 million, including almost $250,000 this year.
“We are grateful to the strong contingent of Long Island high school football programs who have been very supportive of the Lauren's First and Goal camp in Pennsylvania over the years,” said Marianne Loose, who co-founded the foundation with her husband John in honor of their 13-year-old daughter Lauren, a pediatric brain tumor survivor.
“We are excited to be bringing a new format of 7-on-7 tournament play to New York and St. Anthony's, while expanding the mission of LFG to assist pediatric oncology patients and families at the Stony Brook University Hospital hematology/oncology clinic.”
In addition to the traditional 7-on-7 tournament, the day will also include a Special Teams competition, an Offensive/Defensive Line Clinic and a Kicking Competition. Participation for the event will be limited to 36 high school teams and each team is limited to 20 student-athletes.
The top two teams in the 7-on-7 will receive awards, with the winning team receiving a traveling trophy that will be presented to the first-place team every year.
Along with the 7-on-7 championship, more than 2,000 high school players attended the foundation’s annual Lauren’s First and Goal Football Camp at Lafayette College on June 6 in Easton, Pa. and the inaugural Lauren’s First and Goal Football Camp Ohio on June 27 at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio.
Camp registration forms are available on our camp page.