LEBANON, Ohio – For the third consecutive year, US Lacrosse travels west to Ohio for the 2010 US Lacrosse U13 Lax Fest, June 11-13. The festival, presented by Warrior, will be played at the Lebanon Sports Complex in Warren County, Ohio. This three-day event hosts 20 boys’ and 12 girls’ teams representing 13 states from across the country.
The U13 Lax Fest gives chapter representative teams a venue to come together to honor the game of lacrosse and play competitively while displaying dignity and class both on and off the field. The ideals of respect, sportsmanship, connection, team spirit, trust, leadership and tradition are at the core of the philosophy behind this event.
There are no champions crowned or MVP awards given out – this event is about the experience each player gets by participating both on and off the field. This year will be the first year a sportsmanship award will be given out; the honor will go to the team who exemplifies the ideals aforementioned.
Teams participating in the tournament are from different states across the country; these include: California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and some players from Colorado, Florida and Washington, D.C.
The players will travel as a team and stay together along with other teams competing in the tournament. With events like the welcome ceremony, team barbeque and team social, the players get to meet and interact with each other off the field. On the field, each team will play a minimum of five games.
This year US Lacrosse is proud to announce that it is sending two of its BRIDGE Lacrosse program teams to the festival. One boys team and one girls team will consist of a mix of players from Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colo.; Philadelphia, Pa.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Washington, D.C. Those players will come together and play on one of the three teams; they will play with their new teammates for the first time at the festival.
For more information about the US Lacrosse U13 Lax Fest, please visit http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav2Right/Events/2010USLacrosseU13LaxFest.aspx
For more information about US Lacrosse’s BRIDGE Lacrosse program, please visit http://www.uslacrosse.org/TopNav2Right/ProgramsGrants/BRIDGELacrosse.aspx
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 has more than 300,000 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.