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The Stache – Week 1 Update

Holmes, PA – One week into Lacrosse Mustache Madness™ and the competition is really heating up with over 113 registered participants already growing staches and raising funds to support the HEADstrong Foundation™. This number is expected to grow significantly as the competition heads into the month of November. The fundraising campaign has already raised over $17,000, however LMM co-founders Ken Clausen and Rebecca Vozzo have their sites on reaching the $104,000 mark which would surpass last year’s record breaking $103,000.

Players representing fundraising teams from all over the country are getting involved. Currently former 2-time Mustache Madness Crown winner Ben Kaminow is leading the pack, successfully raising over $3,000 thus far. Rebecca Vozzo and Rich Moses are whiskers away recently surpassing the $2,000 fundraising mark. And there are many more closing in on them.

Participants are fundraising and staching-off to qualify for incredible prizes including an All-Inclusive trip for (2) to Cancun, Mexico, Xbox One Gaming System, Beats by Dre™ Headphones, Go Pro™ Hero3 Helmet Cam and Apple iPad Mini, Gear from HEADstrong, Warrior and much, much more.

Beginning on Friday November 1, 2013, LMM™ will track fundraising progress and the participant who makes the largest fundraising gain from Friday November 1st through Friday November 7th will receive a $100 AMEX gift card.

It only takes a few days for most to grow a stache and no time at all to draw one on. With over 5 weeks left in the competition there is still plenty of time to get involved. Registration is open throughout the entire duration of the competition.

Be part of the madness and register today.

LMM 2013 Kick-Off

Get Growing, Lacrosse Mustache Madness Early Registration Begins 10/14

Holmes, PA -  An All-Inclusive trip for (2) to Cancun, Mexico, Xbox One Gaming System, Beats by Dre™ Headphones, Go Pro™ Hero3 Helmet Cam and Apple iPad Mini, sounds like any students holiday wish list, but these are just a few of the prizes that players from around country will be facing-off for as Ken Clausen and Rebecca Vozzo proudly present the 5th installment of Lacrosse Mustache Madness™ in support of the HEADstrong Foundation™.  While the campaign officially kicks off on Saturday, October 19th, 2013, early registration for the fundraising competition will begin Monday October 14th.  Put those razors down; it’s time to get your Stache On!  Early registered participants will receive a pair of HF™ Mali Sunglasses.

Lacrosse Mustache Madness™ received a face-lift this year, creating two fundraising divisions, now allowing participants 10-17 years old with parental permission (the Stubble Division) as well as participants 18 and older (the Mustachio Division) to be part of the madness.

Register for the Stubble Division (10-17 years old with parent permission)
Register for the Mustachio Division (18 and older)

Grand prizes include: Xbox One Gaming System (Stubble Division) and an All-Inclusive Trip for (2) to Cancun, Mexico (Mustachio Division).

Click here for a full list of prizes.

The task is simple:  1) Stop Shaving.  2) Start Growing.  3) Register and Begin Fundraising. 4) Compete for great incentives.  Supporters can donate directly and securely through the online giving portal.

Lacrosse Mustache Madness encourages lacrosse programs and players to join the Stache Movement by registering then either growing or drawing on mustaches of any imaginable shape or size in support of the HEADstrong Foundation™.

There is a $15.00 registration fee which provides you access to the HEADstrong Foundation’s online giving module powered by FirstGiving™.  For participating you will receive a pair of limited edition HF™ crew socks, a universal fit mustache helmet clip and a free online download of the game Lacrosse Dodge from Crosse Studios.  Incentives are not to be confused with the amazing prizes that participants have the chance to qualify for based on their individual fundraising.

The key to this fundraiser is informing your friends, teammates, classmates and anyone else that you know exactly why you are growing or wearing a Stache.  Encourage them to join or give to your effort.  Archive your progression as your Stache goes from stubble to full blown.  Use social media to share your fundraising and Stache growth.

Lacrosse Mustache Madness is an annual Fall fundraising campaign that was created as a way to rally the lacrosse community and raise funds to support the HEADstrong Foundation™, a non-profit organization HEADing efforts to improve quality of life for those affected by blood cancer and supports those working to eliminate the disease.  Since its inception in 2009 LMM™ has helped raise over $300,000 to support the HEADstrong fight.  Click here for more information on the cause.

The competition officially runs from October 19 – November 30, 2013.  Over the next 6 weeks leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday follow Ken Clausen as he chronicles the madness through weekly updates and interactive video blogs on Inside Lacrosse.  Post your Stache Selfies to our Gallery for a chance to earn weekly prizes.  The Top 5 Stache Selfies of the Week will be hand selected by the Stache Master himself Ken Clausen.

“We are very excited to present Lacrosse Mustache Madness 5 and encourage everyone to get involved this fall.  This year we challenged ourselves to enhance the campaign with amazing prizes and created ways that everyone could take part.  We hope to surpass last year’s fundraising total but our goal this year isn’t necessarily a dollar value rather than a hope for mass participation.  Last year 400 participants raised over $103,000 and it was nothing shy of inspirational.  Just think about the impact we could make for families affected by cancer if 1,000 or better yet 5,000 people got involved this year.  The funds raised will directly support families financially devastated by the disease through the services offered by HEADstrong.  Over the years we have witnessed the impact that their generosity has on families and there is a growing need for their services.  I encourage you to throw out your razors, register or donate today.  There is no amount too small.”

- Ken Clausen, LMM Co-Founder and Stache Master