Gary Bitz 24-Hour Lax-A-Thon

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Join The Gary Bitz 24-Hour Lax-A-Thon


Three years ago Gary Bitz Jr., a young lacrosse player from Winter Garden, FL attended NCAA Championship Weekend in Baltimore, Maryland with his father.  While visiting the fan fest at the Inner Harbor, Gary had the chance to learn about the HEADstrong Foundation and meet the Colleluori family.  And while other kids his age were focused on checking out latest gear and promotional items in the fan fest, Gary Bitz Jr. inspired by the HEADstrong story began conjuring an event idea with the purpose of honoring the legacy of founder Nicholas Colleluori and generating funds to support those battling cancer. 


On the flight home to Orlando, Gary began to sketch an event in which he and his friends would play lacrosse in his backyard for 24 consecutive hours.  He would ask friends, family, neighbors and his local community to support him with pledges.  And so, the Gary Bitz Jr. 24-Hour Lax-A-Thon was born. 


Now in its 3rd year, the event has become an annual tradition and with more interest from participants, sponsorships and special guests attending, this year’s event promises to be event the best yet.  This year, participants will be play for 27 consecutive hours, recognizing the number 27 worn by HEADstrong Founder Nicholas Colleluori. 


Event Details

Date: August 25–26, 2012

Time: 11AM (on the 25th) to 1PM (on the 26th)

If you are interested in participating in the event please contact Gary at, for more details.