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Mercy College Lacrosse Will Face Off Against Cancer

The Mercy College men's lacrosse team is headed to Massachusetts to play in a tournament to benefit cancer research.
The Mercy College men's lacrosse team is headed to Massachusetts to play in a tournament to benefit cancer research. Photo Credit: Courtesy Mercy College

RIVERTOWNS, N.Y. -- Mercy College's men's lacrosse team is heading to Massachusetts to fight cancer.

The team will play in the sixth annual Northeast Classic - Face Off Against Cancer Tournament starting Oct. 12 at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass., according to a press release.

Proceeds from the tournament will support genitourinary cancers research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Genitourinary cancers include testicular, prostate and kidney cancers.

Oct. 12 will include the Division II and III men’s college lacrosse tournament as well as an adult club tournament and Oct. 13 will feature a Division I men’s college lacrosse tournament followed by an Under-13 youth lacrosse tournament in the afternoon.

Gates at the event open at 7 a.m. on Oct. 12 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 13 with games set to begin at 10 a.m. each day. Tickets are $10 per day with children younger than 5 admitted free.

For more information or to purchase tickets, residents can visit the group's website .

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