October 14, 2013

Inaugural Room2Smile Fall Classic to be held on Sunday, October 20th at Le Moyne College

Three elite Upstate New York Teams (Le Moyne, RIT & OCC) join together in support of Room2Smile.

Syracuse, N.Y. – The Inaugural Room2Smile Fall Classic will be held on Sunday, October 20that Le Moyne College and features three elite men's lacrosse programs from the Upstate New York area. Serving as the host, Le Moyne will welcome RIT and Onondaga Community College to campus for a three-way scrimmage beginning at 10:00 a.m.

  Game Schedule:

2:00 p.m.          LE MOYNE VS. RIT      

The three games will serve to promote and generate awareness of Room2Smile, a charitable organization started by former Le Moyne Dolphin men's lacrosse student-athlete Brandon Spillett '05. The organization's mission is to help families who have received a cancer diagnosis with emotional support services. During the game, literature and representatives from Room2Smile will be available to educate fans on the organization's mission and ways they can provide support.

"When Dan and I started talking about holding an event like this, where it was going to be held was a huge question," said Spillett. "Le Moyne College provided me with so much support and good memories over the years, to have the opportunity to combine Room2Smile with elite lacrosse programs at Le Moyne is very exciting. The mission of Room2Smile, like Le Moyne College, is about serving others and we are excited to raise awareness through the great game of lacrosse."

"The game of lacrosse and my family have given me more than I could ever repay," said Dan Holdridge '05, Northeast Marketing Manager for Brine & Warrior Lacrosse. "When Brandon and I started this project, I looked at this as helping a friend, teammate and more importantly a brother.  I do not see a more fit way that I can give back to the community and to the sport that has provided me so many great opportunities in life"

Admission and parking is free for the event. For directions to Le Moyne College and information on parking, log on to www.LeMoyneDolphins.com/fans.

About Room2Smile

Room2Smile provides emotional support and other services to children and adults in the Central New York region who have been diagnosed with cancer. The organization offers companionship to these individuals and their families through in-home or in-hospital visits, recreation activities, and other services with a goal of improving the quality of life for individuals and families of those facing a cancer diagnosis.