St. Anselm Men’s Lax to Host 2nd Annual Purple Ribbon Lacrosse Challenge

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College men’s lacrosse team has announced their support of the Purple Ribbon Cause through their Second Annual Saint Anselm College Purple Ribbon Lacrosse Challenge held at Grappone Stadium on the campus of Saint Anselm College.

The men’s lacrosse team is set to host a lacrosse tournament featuring teams from Division’s I, II and III in order to raise money for cancer research and The Michelle Cadorette Fund for Malignant Thymoma Research on Sunday, Oct. 6, starting at 8 a.m. Cadorette was a 1991 graduate of Saint Anselm, who was diagnosed with Malignant Thymoma almost 14 years ago. On Aug. 28, 2013, Cadorette lost her battle with Malignant Thymoma, therefore this year’s challenge will be a celebration of Michelle’s life and extra special to the Saint Anselm lacrosse community.

The field has expanded to six teams, from last year’s field of four, which included, Franklin Pierce University, Mount Ida College, and Clark University. The inaugural Purple Ribbon Lacrosse Challenge raised over $2,000 for Thymoma cancer research on behalf of the Purple Ribbon Foundation.

Each team will play two 50-minute, running-clock games apiece (two 25-minute halves), with the schedule being as follows:

8 a.m.     Saint Anselm vs. Curry
9 a.m.     American International vs. Clark
10 a.m.   Saint Anselm vs. UConn
11 a.m.   Franklin Pierce vs. Clark
12 p.m.   American International vs. Curry
1 p.m.     Franklin Pierce vs. UConn

Admission for the event is $5 for adults and $3 for children with all proceeds going directly to the cause. Raffle tickets will also be available with prizes, including a one-night weekend stay at the Liberty Hotel in Boston and two tickets to the Boston Celtics. Please view the tournament flyer located HERE for additional raffles and information.

To learn more about and The Michelle Cadorette Fund for Malignant Thymoma Research please visit their website at For more information on the Purple Ribbon Lacrosse Challenge and the Saint Anselm College men’s lacrosse team please visit their website at or contact Chris and Steve Gaudreau at