5/28/14 1:10 PM
Denver Outlaws goalie Jesse Schwartzman was named May’s HEADstrong Humanitarian of the Month in recognition of his contributions to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
MLL partners with the HEADstrong Foundation each month to recognize members of the MLL who distinguish themselves in their community outreach with the award. The HEADstrong Foundation was founded by Nicholas Colleluori shortly after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and his legacy lives on through the organization and its efforts in the fight against blood cancers.
Schwartzman recently fulfilled Kyle Norton’s wish to meet the Denver goalie. Through a partnership between the New York and Colorado chapters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Schwartzman and the rest of the Outlaws team hosted Kyle in Denver for team practice and the Outlaws’ win against the Rochester Rattlers. Kyle spent time playing lacrosse with the team, had his own Denver Outlaws locker and jersey for the game—which he watched from the sideline with the team—and finished the evening with a celebratory ice cream party in the locker room.
Schwartzman was named MLL’s Goalie of the Year in 2013 and has earned six MLL All-Star selection and a pair of All-MLL honors throughout his career. This season he became the league’s all-time winningest goalie, and leads the MLL with 62 career wins.
Schwartzman is the second Denver Outlaws player to be recognized with this honor. Ken Clausen was March’s HEADstrong Humanitarian of the Month in honor of his work with Mustache Madness.
Through the MLL’s partnership with the HEADstrong Foundation, the league will hold its first ever “Burn Cancer” awareness week from July 31-August 2. “Burn Cancer” week will feature games from all eight MLL teams, in which coaches will wear lime green shirts and select MLL players will wear Warrior Lacrosse equipment specifically desgined with HEADstrong elements to raise awareness for blood cancer. Lime green is the National Awareness color for non-Hodgkin’s luymphone and also the adopted color of the HEADstrong Foundation.
About HEADstrong Foundation
The HEADstrong Foundation™ is a 501(c)(3) committed to being a resource for blood cancer patients and their families, helping them to navigate the harrowing ordeal of cancer by providing essential services to improve quality of life.
The blueprints for the Foundation were conceptualized by Nicholas “HEAD” Colleluori in 2006, while he underwent treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which ultimately claimed his life. Today, Nick’s vision is being fulfilled through the relentless efforts of his family, athletes and supporters across the country uniting in the fight against blood cancers. For more information on the HEADstrong Foundation™ please visit to www.HEADstrong.org.
About the Denver Outlaws
Part of Major League Lacrosse’s 2006 western expansion, the Outlaws have made the playoffs in each of their eight seasons. The organization is managed by Edge Sports & Entertainment – a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Denver Broncos Football Club. For more information, contact the Outlaws at 303-OUTLAWS (688-5297) or visit www.DenverOutlaws.com.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse League, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June 2001 and will embark on its fourteenth season. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: The Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers. More information about the league can be found at www.majorleaguelacrosse.com, Facebook or Twitter.
The MLL's 14th season will commence the weekend of April 26.
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About Edge Sports & Entertainment
Created in 2005, Edge Sports & Entertainment is a full-service event sports and entertainment company focused on the development of live events, event production, and broadcast. Edge Sports & Entertainment is owned by Pat Bowlen.