Fans from the Philadelphia & Rochester teams face off on the field during the 2011 Fann Cup. Photo Credit: Larry Palumbo

The great fans of the National Lacrosse League will once again come together this summer to play the game they love, while raising money for charity. The 2012 Fann Cup, a lacrosse tournament of teams comprised of fans of the NLL, will be played on Saturday, July 28th in Minneapolis/St. Paul suburb of Blaine, Minnesota. The host team this year is the Minnesota Stingers, a team comprised of fans of the Minnesota Swarm.

Fans from across North America gather every summer to get their taste of the NLL in the off-season, playing against fans of their rival teams while raising money for charity. The Fann Cup has raised more than $50,000 for various charities in the first ten year’s of the tournaments existence. This years charities include PawPADS, a service that trains dogs for the disabled, and Lax-4-Life. Lax-4-Life is an annual summer camp for Native American youth that teaches lacrosse as part of a healthy lifestyle and a way to connect with cultural heritage.

Click the link to visit the official website on this year’s Fann Cup.