Thousands of fans and supporters will experience lacrosse played at the highest level when the San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic, a NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse event, returns to San Francisco’s Kezar Stadium on Saturday, October 16, 2010, after an outstanding inaugural event in 2009. Squaring off this year will be nationally-ranked lacrosse teams Johns Hopkins University and the University of Notre Dame.
Prior to the start of the competition on October 16, free youth clinics will be held for boys 1st-8th grade, featuring coaches and student-athletes from the participating teams, and a free coaches’ clinic will be held for local youth and high school coaches with the coaching staffs from Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame. Both Clinics are being presented by Easton Lacrosse.
Lacrosse has been one of the nation’s fastest growing high school and college sports over the past ten years, and there are now more than 10,000 youth lacrosse players in California, an increase of more than 200% since 2001. Home to over 300 boys and girls high school teams, in addition to hundreds of youth teams, the Bay Area and California is ready to welcome back a great world-class lacrosse event that will help showcase the excitement of the game to both seasoned fans, as well as those experiencing lacrosse for the first time.
100% of the proceeds from the San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic will go directly to the BAYS Foundation to support programs and organizations that provide opportunities and increase access for low income youth in the Bay Area to participate in organized sports programs. Last year, BAYS made $50,000 in grants to five outstanding organizations as a direct result of the success of the 2009 San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic . More information about the BAYS Foundation and the programs we support may be found at www.sfbays.org.