Alpharetta Hosts Major Lacrosse Tournament

Posted on March 5, 2014 by

Categories: D1, High School

Alpharetta, Ga.—March 5, 2014– Elite high school lacrosse teams from across the U.S. will go head-to-head at the 7th annual Legacy Lacrosse Cup in Alpharetta, GA from Friday, April 25 through Saturday April 26, 2014. The featured game showcases Mercer University Men’s NCAA Division I team vs. Bellarmine University at 3 p.m. at the Milton High School stadium.

The tournament will take place at multiple fields in the area that include: Centennial High School, Kings Ridge Christian School, Alpharetta North Park, Cambridge High School, Milton High School, and Lassiter High School. To see all the action check the game schedule on www.legacylacrossecup.com.

“Alpharetta is becoming known for hosting world-class sporting events with teams across the country,” said Janet Rodgers, President and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau.  “Our top tier fields and energetic city are ideal for events such as the Legacy Cup and we are honored to welcome these teams to Alpharetta.”

Games begin at 4:15 p.m. on Friday and will be played from 8:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. To finish the weekend with a bang, Loyola Academy women’s lacrosse team will play Milton High School in the 7 p.m. game on Saturday evening at Milton High School.  There are many local teams including many State Champions, including Centennial High School, will be taking part in the action.

Weekend tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students, allowing entry at all games and venues.

 

Competing schools include:

  • ·        Bellarmine University, Louisville, Ky.
  • ·        Bishop Ireton High School, Alexandria, Va.
  • ·        Cambridge High School, Alpharetta, Ga.
  • ·        Charlotte Latin School, Charlotte, N.C.
  • ·        Lambert High School, Suwanee, Ga.
  • ·        Loyola Academy, Chicago Ill.
  • ·        Mercer University, Macon, Ga.
  • ·        Milton High School, Alpharetta, Ga.
  • ·        Torrey Pines High School, San Diego Calif.

 

All the teams will come together to embrace competition, develop character and enjoy camaraderie in spirit while remembering Parker Jackson, who was killed in a single vehicle accident. Parker’s mother and father, Lauren and Bo Jackson were struck by the number of Parker’s lacrosse teammates and classmates that were led to a deeper faith by Parker’s life. Parker loved making new friends, was passionate about lacrosse and had a big faith. They wanted to find a way for all of those to intersect and decided to pour their energy into founding the Legacy Lacrosse Cup. The tournament aims to continue to honor Parker’s legacy and to communicate to student athletes that they are writing their life story and to make each day lead them in a direction that will lead them to a destination of significance.  To learn more about the legacy, visit www.legacylacrossecup.com.

“To accomplish the level of success we have had is extraordinary and we are extremely grateful for the dedication of the Atlanta lacrosse community and the many volunteers who support our vision to create a first class environment that showcases elite lacrosse while challenging and encouraging students to live lives that leave a positive and inspiring legacy,” said Lauren Jackson, Co-Founder with her husband Bo, of the Legacy Cup. “In the words of Joe Ehrmann, the Legacy Lacrosse Cup 2014 guest speaker, ‘we will know if we have succeeded in about 20 years’”.

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