In light of debates (more often arguments) about whether or not satellite camps are reasonable under NCAA rules, one in particular seems to have brought a sure-fire positive for once. This past weekend, Lauren Loose along with the Army and Rutgers coaching staffs in addition to over 370 coaches, hosted at least 2,000 athletes in a fundraiser for brain tumor research.
Loose herself is a survivor of a brain tumor and has used her best efforts to raise both awareness and money for research surrounding brain tumors.
The camp was held on Sunday afternoon, with Jim Harbaugh (Michigan Head Coach) as the feature guest for the event. Harbaugh has been all across the country the past week and made a stop to speak and help with the event.
Harnaugh’s presence while great for those at the camp, was even greater for everyone receiving the benefits of the event.
The fundraiser raised almost $102,ooo dollars for brain tumor research.
When talking with LehighValleyLive.com, Loose was quoted, “I want to thank everyone for coming and supporting Lauren’s First and Goal, I want to thank Coach Harbaugh for speaking today. When we first started this camp, I was in first grade. On Tuesday, I will be graduating from high school.”
Her impact continues to grow as awareness for brain tumor research becomes more and more widespread. Since Loose and her foundation began, they have raised almost $2 million for research.
If you would like to become more educated about the cause, volunteer in areas around you or simply make a donation, please go to www.laurensfirstandgoal.org.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports