Ware Academy to Host Annual Lacrosse Invitational April 27 in Gloucester

Posted on April 23, 2013 by

Categories: High School, Womens Lax

Ware Academy will host the 6th Annual Ware Academy Lacrosse Invitational (WALI) Saturday, April 27 on its 19-acre campus, one mile from Gloucester’s historic Courthouse District.

The event is free and open to the public, with the community encouraged to attend.

“The purpose of the Ware Academy Lacrosse Invitational is to bring together regional teams for a day of lacrosse and sportsmanship in the spirit of promoting the fastest game on two feet,” said Ware Academy’s Head of School, Thomas L. Thomas, III.

It also presents an opportunity for the girls’ teams to support breast cancer research. The girls’ arm of the invitational is officially a “Cradle for a Cure” event with players wearing pink to raise awareness and selling shirts to raise funds.

Five independent schools from across the state – Ware Academy, Steward School, Norfolk Collegiate, Walsingham Academy, and Highland School – will participate in the games, which kick off with the first boys game at 9 a.m. and the first girls game at 9:30 a.m.

LAX World, a supplier of lacrosse equipment, apparel and gear, will be on site, along with Chic-Fil-A, Starbucks and Norm’s Famous Barbeque. Tournament t-shirts and concessions will be available throughout the day.

“This has been a great day for everyone involved over the past five years,” Thomas said, “and we are looking forward to another great event this year for our students, families and the community.”

The WALI schedule of games includes the following for boys and girls teams:

9 a.m.
GAME 1 – BOYS
Ware Academy v. Steward School
9:30 a.m.
GAME 1 – GIRLS
Ware Academy v. Steward School
9:45 a.m.
GAME 2 – BOYS
Norfolk Collegiate v. Walsingham Academy
10:15 a.m.
GAME 2 – GIRLS
Norfolk Collegiate v. Walsingham Academy
10:30 a.m.
GAME 3 – BOYS
Highland School v. Steward School
11:15 a.m.
GAME 4 – BOYS
Walsingham Academy v. Ware Academy
11:30 a.m.
GAME 3 – GIRLS
Ware Academy v. Walsingham Academy
12 p.m.
GAME 5 – BOYS
Norfolk Collegiate v. Highland School
12:15 p.m.
GAME 4 – GIRLS
Steward School v. Norfolk Collegiate
12:45 p.m.
GAME 6 – BOYS
Steward School v. Walsingham Academy
1:30 p.m.
GAME 5 – GIRLS
Norfolk Collegiate v. Ware Academy
1:30 p.m.
GAME 7 – BOYS
Ware Academy v. Norfolk Collegiate
2:15 p.m.
GAME 8 – BOYS
Walsingham Academy v. Highland School
2:15 p.m.
GAME 6 – GIRLS
Steward School v. Walsingham Academy
3 p.m.
GAME 9 – BOYS
Steward School v. Norfolk Collegiate
3:45 p.m.
GAME 10 – BOYS
Ware Academy v. Highland School

ABOUT WARE ACADEMY:
Located one mile from Main Street in Gloucester’s historic Courthouse district, Ware Academy is a Pre-K through 8th Grade independent school. The 19-acre campus is widely recognized by its signature farmhouse called Noland Hall, which houses the administrative offices, kindergarten, pre-kindergarten, music and art classrooms.

The Lower and Middle Schools are located in Waddell, Thomas, and Pickett Halls, with athletics, physical education and drama classes held in Kilborn Hall.

In addition to classrooms, Ware offers a fully outfitted computer lab, a science laboratory and a 1,000-square-foot library. The athletic program includes soccer, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, lacrosse and golf.

Ware Academy is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the Education Records Bureau and the Secondary School Admissions Test Board. Ware Academy is also a member of the National Middle School Association, the National Junior Honor Society and the Association of Supervision in Curriculum Development.

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