Football Staff Works First and Goal Camp

Football Staff Works First and Goal Camp

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall College’s head football coach, John Troxell and his staff worked the 2010 Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation camp last weekend. The one day charity camp is held annually at Lafayette College to benefit the Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation. Troxell and his wife, Pamela, serve on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Troxell was joined by six of his assistants, Craig Sutyak, Kevin Baumann, Jason Miran, Mike Saint Germain, Jack Neal and juniors John Kaschak and Nick Tucciarone in the Lehigh Valley. The camp drew 1,700 football players and raised over $218,000 in campers’ fees and pledges.
 
Since 2004 the camp and Foundation has raised more than $1,000,000, which has been dedicated to research, services, family support and awareness of pediatric brain tumors and cancer.
 
The camp and organization are named in honor of Lauren Loose, a 13-year old brain tumor survivor, who has been living with a diagnosis of multiple brain tumors, Neurofibromatosis and Evan's Syndrome since she was nine months old.
 
The organization is staffed entirely by volunteers dedicated to the mission of the Foundation. Lauren's parents, Marianne and John, founded the organization, and with the help of family, friends and the wonderful fraternity of volunteer college football coaches launched the First Annual Lauren's First and Goal Football Camp in June 2004.
 
In addition to the Pennsylvania camp, the foundation will be hosting another one-day event at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio on Sunday, June 27. The camps raise money through a $30 registration fee for each student-athlete as well as non-camper donations.
 
More information about the camps and the foundation is available at www.laurensfirstandgoal.org.