MEDIA ADVISORY - June 16 & 17: Lake Erie Lacrosse Showcase and Festival
WHO: An estimated 2,000 youth lacrosse players and coaches from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Ontario
Coaches and recruiters from approximately 30 colleges, including SUNY Albany, SUNY Binghamton and Providence College
WHAT: Lake Erie Lacrosse Showcase and Festival
WHERE: Old Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown, N.Y.
WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 17, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHY: The seventh annual Lake Erie Lacrosse Showcase and Festival will bring 72 youth teams from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Ontario to town. Organizers are expecting 2,000 players and coaches to attend, resulting in an estimated economic impact of $547,142.
The tournament is focused on college recruitment and coaches from approximately 30 colleges, including SUNY Albany, SUNY Binghamton and Providence College, will be on hand to scout players.
Teams will compete in the following age categories:
- Under 17A / Elite
- Under 17B
- Under 15A
- Under 15B
- Under 15C
- Under 13A
- Under 13B
- Under 11
Additional tournament information is available at www.lakeerieshowcase.com.
The Lake Erie Lacrosse Showcase and Festival is presented by the Buffalo Lacrosse Academy, Hickory Lacrosse, Brine and Warrior Lacrosse, with support from Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission, 24 Lacrosse and Travel Team USA.
The Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission is a subsidiary of Visit Buffalo Niagara that promotes Buffalo and Erie County nationally and internationally as a premier sports tourism destination for the economic benefit of the community by boosting hotel occupancy and encouraging visitor spending.
The Lake Erie Showcase & Festival is the largest, most competitive and only college recruited tournament in the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Region. The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy (BLA), the region's most successful and respected college prep program, proudly serves as host to top summer lacrosse clubs from throughout NYS, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ontario.