Noah took 10 kids with Crohn’s or colitis to attend a Lakers vs Knicks game in New York City. This special night included a suite at Madison Square Garden and a Meet and Greet with Larry Nance, Jr. after the game.
On June 2, 2017 at Purchase College, Athletes vs Crohn’s & Colitis held their first event to raise money for their mission. The 3 on 3 basketball tourney was a sold out event complete with a championship game, awards, Larry Nance, Jr., and Mariano Rivera.
Joe Girardi, manager of the New York Yankees, tells Noah’s story while wearing an A vs C t-shirt during his pregame press conference to help raise awareness of Athletes vs. Crohn’s and Colitis. Click Joe’s picture to watch the video.
The L7 award is given to a high school athlete “who has demonstrated qualities consistent with L7. L7 doesn’t so much stand for Lucky #7 but rather the belief that luck is largely a byproduct of persistence, hard work, and positive attitude in tough or unfamiliar situations”
Noah and Larry gave out their first L7 Award and scholarship to a high school senior football player with Crohn’s disease. Joe Contino has shown incredible grit in his Crohn’s and athletic journey. Congratulations Joe!