Purple Ribbon Men's Lacrosse Challenge Scheduled for Oct. 5

Purple Ribbon Men's Lacrosse Challenge Scheduled for Oct. 5

MANCHESTER, N.H. – On Sunday, October 5, the Saint Anselm men's lacrosse program will host the third annual Purple Ribbon Lacrosse Challenge, featuring six area collegiate lacrosse programs.

Every spring, the Purple Ribbon Mother's Day 5K is held in Bow, N.H., and raises money for the Massachusetts General Hospital's Michelle Cadorette Fund for Malignant Thymoma Research as well as the Michelle L. Cadorette Scholarship given to graduating seniors from Bow High School.

Michelle Cadorette, a 1991 graduate of Saint Anselm College, succumbed to Malignant Thymoma after a 14-year battle with the disease, as well as Pure Red Cell Aplasia in August 2013.

All proceeds from admission to Saint Anselm's Grappone Stadium, raffle prizes including tickets to a Manchester Monarchs game, Manchester-area restaurant gift certificates and others, and the sale of sterling silver sea glass jewelry will go toward the Michelle Cadorette Fund at MGH.

See the Challenge flyer here. For more information, contact Saint Anselm men's lacrosse coach Steve Gaudreau.

Schedule of games: Sunday, October 5, 2014

10:00 a.m. Saint Anselm vs. Curry
11:00 a.m. American International vs. Curry
12:00 p.m. Franklin Pierce vs. Southeast Maine
1:00 p.m. Saint Anselm vs. Northeastern
2:00 p.m. American International vs. Southeast Maine
3:00 p.m. Franklin Pierce vs. Northeastern