Olympic Day at US Lacrosse

Celebrated by millions of people across the globe, Olympic Day commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic Games and celebrates sport. US Lacrosse is joining with organizations nationwide on June 30 to engage our local community in fitness-related activities and in promoting the Olympic values of excellence, friendship, and respect.

No matter age, gender, or nationality, all are encouraged to engage in the three Olympic Day pillars – Move, Learn, and Discover. For more information about Olympic Day, visit www.teamusa.org/OlympicDay

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Event Details

Friday, June 30, 2017
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
2 Loveton Circle
Sparks, MD 21152

Free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Schedule

Time Event
10 a.m. -     10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies on Tierney Field
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free LADM Youth Clinic on Tierney Field
Registration required
Ages 8-12, Boys & Girls
Check in begins at 10:15 a.m. at the North Gate
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Meet & Greet with Team USA & Special Guests on the Promenade
Tour the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum
Visit the US Lacrosse Retail Center
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. US Lacrosse WallBall Challenge on Tierney Field
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closing Ceremonies and U.S. Women’s Team send off to the 2017 World Cup and World Games

“OLYMPIC DAY IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST A SPORTS EVENT, IT IS A DAY FOR THE WORLD TO GET ACTIVE, LEARN ABOUT OLYMPIC VALUES AND DISCOVER NEW SPORTS. BASED ON THE THREE PILLARS:  MOVE, LEARN AND DISCOVER, NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEES ARE ORGANISING SPORTS, CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.” – International Olympic Committee

 

        

Our friends from Kooper’s Chowhound Burger Wagon will be on-site during Olympic Day to offer food for purchase.

History
Olympic Day is an exceptionally important day because it signifies the date in 1894 that Baron Pierre de Coubertin began the task of reviving the Olympic Games. Seeing immense value in the moral and educational value of sport, he created a committee responsible for the organization of the modern Olympic Games. Two years later, the first modern Olympic Games were staged in Athens, Greece. Today, the Olympic Games have transformed into an internationally celebrated event and have become recognized by more than 160 nations.