June 10, 2014

Football Coaches Volunteer at Charity Camp

EASTON, Pa. – On June 1, four Susquehanna University football coaches volunteered at the 11th-annual Lauren’s First and Goal Football Camp on the campus of Lafayette College. Assistant coaches Nate Milne, Scott Knapp, Paul Russick and Mark Ryan attended the camp.

Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation raised more than $114,000 this year. Camper registrations and donations went directly toward the foundation’s mission of supporting pediatric brain tumor research, patient services and families living with the disease.

Lauren Loose, the 17-year-old pediatric brain tumor survivor for whom the foundation is named, delivered another inspirational speech encouraging attendees to use the gifts and skills they have been blessed with. Army coach Jeff Monken was this year’s featured guest speaker.

More than 1,900 high school athletes from 16 different states traveled to Lafayette’s Metzgar Athletics Complex to receive instruction in a variety of offensive and defensive skills from more than 300 college coaches from more than 100 schools around the country. A coach from the New York Jets and several coaches from the Kicking Connection also shared their expertise.

In addition to the Pennsylvania event, LFG will host its fifth annual Lauren’s First and Goal Football Camp Ohio on Sunday, June 22 at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.

The foundation has raised more than $1.5 million since 2004 as a result of tremendous community support and generous donors, with more than $1.3 million being dispersed to pediatric research, patient services and families. For more information on the foundation, click here.