BALTIMORE, Nov. 22, 2011 – US Lacrosse and the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame will host a storytelling and book signing event for "Lacrosse – The Ancient Game" on Thursday, Dec. 1. Featuring Native American lacrosse historian and storyteller Delmor Jacobs as well as the book’s publisher and co-author Jim Calder, the event will take place at the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in Baltimore from 12-2 p.m. as part of the newly created Keeper of the Game Project. The event is free and open to the public.
Jacobs, a Cayuga representative of the First Nations who provides oral tradition to the book, will give a presentation explaining the historical origins and cultural significance of the game of lacrosse from 12-12:30 p.m., followed by a book signing opportunity from both Jacobs and Calder, who each have over 40 years of lacrosse experience as players, coaches, managers, and builders of the game. The book was previously unveiled in September.
The Keeper of the Game Project, which will launch in 2012, is a cultural preservation initiative focused on championing the prized values of lacrosse that are central to the spirit of the game – tradition, honor, respect, integrity, teamwork and good sportsmanship – and sharing them with the next generation of players, coaches, officials, parents and fans.
The authors of "Lacrosse – The Ancient Game" will also hold a presentation and book signing on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the 2012 US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, in Philadelphia. For more information on "Lacrosse – The Ancient Game," please visit lacrossetheancientgame.com.
About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse. US Lacrosse is the parent organization of the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams program. US Lacrosse has nearly 375,000 members in 63 regional chapters around the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse strives to provide programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. To learn more about US Lacrosse, please visit www.uslacrosse.org.
About the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame has annually inducted individuals based on outstanding lacrosse achievement and/or contribution since 1957. The mission of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame is to honor men and women, who by their deeds and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of the sport of lacrosse to our way of life. For more information about the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, inductees and nomination process and timeline, please visit www.uslacrosse.org/HOF.