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Bob Backlund to attend the 2013 Northeast Classic lacrosse tournament to benefit cancer research

WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund will make a special appearance in the 2013 Northeast Classic — Face Off Against Cancer (formally the Catamount Classic) Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at Thayer Academy's off-campus turf fields in Braintree, Mass. All proceeds from the college lacrosse tournament will be donated to the Dana-Farber Cancer Research Institute in Boston. Backlund will sign autographs and meet members of the WWE Universe at the event.

College teams participating in the event include Bentley University, Boston University, Endicott College, Hartford, Holy Cross, Lasell College, LIU–Post, Mercy College, Mouth Ida, New England College, Post University, Providence, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, Southern New Hampshire University, St. Michael's College, UMASS–Boston, University of Vermont and Wentworth Institute of Technology. 

The Classic will also run a silent auction both days with more than $10,000 of donated prizes, including New England Patriots tickets with a VIP pre-game tailgate in the Dana-Farber Field House, vacation packages, spa gift certificates, golf greens fees and more! Last year's 50/50 ticket winners went home with more than $600 in cash! 

Vendors include Adrenaline, Core Power, Curtis Lacrosse, Evolution 101.7, Global Players, Harrow, Jam'n 94.5, Kiss 108, STX and Tennessee's Real BBQ.  

This year WWE Hall of Fame Legend PMA Bob Backlund will be at the event meeting fans and signing autographs!

Tickets cost $10 in advance. Visit for more information. Also, follow the Northeast Classic on Facebook.

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