BALTIMORE, Sept. 23, 2013 — US Lacrosse has named Virginia Beach, Va., as host city for the 2014 US Lacrosse Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) National Championships, presented by Harrow Sports. The Princess Anne Athletic Complex and Stadium will be the host site for the event, May 7-10, 2014.
The WCLA, a collegiate, non-varsity league, consists of more than 225 women’s teams from across the country. The teams compete in 10 leagues that host roughly 4,500 players in two divisions. The Division I and Division II National Championships host 16 and 12 teams, respectively.
“The City of Virginia Beach is excited for the opportunity to host the 2014 WCLA National Championships and US Lacrosse,” said Matthew Robinette, sports marketing events supervisor for the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Our community is known not only for our wide beaches, great views, and nationally ranked boardwalk, but also for our world class sporting facilities. The fields are ready, the beach will be sandy, the sun shining, and our community smiling to welcome the event to Virginia Beach.”
"We are fortunate to have had the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as Colorado Springs Youth Sports, Inc., as our hosts for the past two years," said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse. "The enthusiasm the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau has for hosting the 2014 WCLA National Championships is contagious, and we look forward to working together to put on a first-class event."
The US Lacrosse WCLA National Championships began in 2001 and have previously been hosted in St. Louis, Minneapolis, Dallas, Denver, Scottsdale and Colorado Springs.
Harrow Sports has been a sponsor of the event since 2010 and is the presenting sponsor of the 2014 US Lacrosse WCLA National Championships.
For more information about the WCLA, please visit uslacrosse.org/wcla.
For more information about the 2014 US Lacrosse WCLA National Championships, presented by Harrow Sports, please visit http://uslax.in/14kcENk
About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse and the home of the nation’s fastest-growing sport. US Lacrosse has more than 410,000 members in 64 regional chapters across the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse provides programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game. Bookmark, like and follow US Lacrosse at uslacrosse.org, fb.com/uslacrosse and @uslacrosse, respectively.
About The Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Virginia Beach CVB is responsible for promoting year-round leisure, business, international and sports travel to Virginia's largest city. Its brand promise, "Live the Life," focuses on the emotions visitors feel when they leave their day-to-day lives and worries behind, and simply experience the joy of a Virginia Beach vacation. Visit VisitVirginiaBeach.com for more information. For media information and digital images, visit VisitVirginiaBeach.com/pressroom. Please follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/vabeachcvb and on Facebook at facebook.com/VirginiaBeachVA.
About Harrow Sports
Harrow Sports was founded in May of 2000 with the vision to provide innovative and quality sporting goods equipment that cater to the needs and desires of our customers. After over a decade of service, Harrow Sports has become a leading marketer, manufacturer, and distributor of Squash, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Racquet Sports, and a comprehensive selection of customizable team apparel, bags, and footwear.
We believe that our product offerings are among the most technologically advanced in our market, and with our personalized service, custom craftsmanship, and a team of passionate and dedicated employees, Harrow sports is changing the Sporting Goods industry.
Our mission continues to be to serve our industry with excellent customer service combined with innovative and customized equipment to position our customers for success! For more information please visit www.harrowsports.com.