LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall football players, families and the coaching staff volunteered at the Lauren's First and Goal Football Camp held at Lafayette College last weekend. Camper registrations and donations resulted in more than $120,000 raised, which set a record.
Those donations support the foundation's mission of funding pediatric brain tumor research and patient services and assisting families living with the disease. As of December 2015, the foundation has awarded $1.6 million to pediatric research, patient services, and families.
The camp at Lafayette just completed its 13th annual event for student-athletes entering grades nine through 12. Nearly 2,000 campers from 15 states and Canada received instruction in a variety of offensive and defensive skills from more than 360 college coaches from around the country.
Penn State University head coach James Franklin was the featured guest speaker this year. He joins the ranks of Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, Army's Jeff Monken, and the Houston Texans' Bill O'Brien who have also spoken at the camp in previous years.
Lauren Loose, the namesake of the foundation and a pediatric cancer survivor, also motivated the crowd with her speech.
"We want to thank the hundreds of volunteers and Lafayette College for hosting another great event," said LFG founder and Army assistant football coach John Loose. "The weather cooperated again and the record number of volunteer college coaches did a tremendous job instructing the athletes all day.
The football camps are just one way that people can support Lauren's First and Goal. Visit Lauren's Circle of Strength to learn more about additional opportunities to get involved. Follow the latest foundation news on Twitter and Facebook.