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2015 MLL All-Star Game to Feature Casey Powell Tournament

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Atlanta, GA (January 30, 2015) – 2014 MLL MVP Casey Powell is excited to announce a partnership with Savoy Sports Advisors, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and US Lacrosse Houston Chapter to run the Casey Powell All-Star Shootout in conjunction with Major League Lacrosse. This tournament will take place in Houston, Texas during Major League Lacrosse All-Star Weekend June 12-14, 2015.

The Casey Powell All-Star Shootout will be taking place at the HYLAX Fields at South Campus Sports Association in Houston, Texas during the 2015 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Weekend. The event is open to teams at the youth and high school level teams for full field play. The tournament is open to both boys and girls teams (U9-High School). The teams participating in the Shootout will play 5 games over three days, boys will receive a clinic with MLL All-Star players and girls will receive a clinic run by Elite Women’s Coaches. All tournament participants will be able to attend the MLL All-Star player draft held at the event fields. Finally the Legend Casey Powell will host Powell Hour open to all boys and girls in the tournament.

“The MLL All-Star Game has developed into an incredible celebration of the sport. Weaving the Casey Powell All-Star Shootout into the fabric of the event certainly enhances what is already a fantastic weekend for the fans,” said David Gross, the Commissioner of Major League Lacrosse.

Casey is excited about the Major League Lacrosse All-Star game is being held in Houston. “It is a big deal that the premier lacrosse league in America will be bringing the world’s best players to Houston, Texas,” said Powell.

When asked about hosting the All-Star Shootout, Casey Powell said, “I am really looking forward to hosting such a first class event. I am beyond excited to continue to spread the game of lacrosse during All-Star weekend in Houston. My hope is that the tournament will showcase the best players in Texas and beyond”.

“Our mission at US Lacrosse is to inspire participation in the lacrosse experience and we are thrilled that the Casey Powell All-Star Shootout tournament has been added to Houston’s Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game weekend” said Mark Golenzer, board member of the Houston Chapter of US Lacrosse.

“Savoy Sports, the Local Partner of the MLL, are excited to bring the best lacrosse players in the world, and the best in the Major League of Lacrosse, to showcase their talents in the 2015 All-Star Game here in Houston. We also look forward to a fun and competitive tournament, in the Casey Powell All-Star Shootout, being held in conjunction with the All-Star Game,” said Timon Lorenzo with Savoy Sports Advisors

For additional information about the Casey Powell All-Star Shootout please visit http://www.lb3lacrosse.com/page/show/1567728-casey-powell-s-all-star-shootout.

If you have any questions in regards to the Casey Powell All-Star Shootout, please contact (404) 596-7440 or email [email protected]

About Major League Lacrosse

Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001 and will enter its fifteenth season in 2015. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of eight teams: The Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers. The 2015 season will commence on Sunday, April 12, 2015. More information about the league can be found at majorleagueacrosse.com and via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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About LB3 Lacrosse

Founded in 2005, LB3 is a lacrosse education company with offices in Atlanta (GA). The mission of LB3 Lacrosse is to Inspire, Educate, Innovate and Enhance all things lacrosse. LB3 is a lacrosse education company that focuses on growing the game in the Southeast. LB3 operates Boys and Girls Club teams in Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis, Greensboro, Jacksonville, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples, Boca and Austin. LB3 Brands include, LB3 Clubs, LB3 Events, CP22 Clubs, Casey Powell Academies and VFX Productions.

About Savoy Sports Advisors, LLC

Savoy Sports Advisors, LLC is dedicated to bringing MLL to Houston. We are excited for the 2015 MLL All-Star Game in Houston on June 13, 2015 at BBVA Compass Stadium, and we look forward to LB3 Lacrosse’s role in the Casey Powell All-Star Shootout tournament.

About BBVA Compass Stadium

BBVA Compass Stadium, managed by AEG Facilities and part of its global network of the most elite venues worldwide, is a state-of-the-art, open-air stadium designed to host Houston Dynamo matches and Texas Southern University football games as well as additional professional, collegiate and community sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, conventions and special events. Opened on May 12, 2012, the 340,000-square foot, 22,000-seat stadium is the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer located in a city’s downtown district. With its downtown location, the new stadium is a part of a true ‘Stadium District,’ which includes Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center, as well as the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, Warehouse Live and House of Blues.

In 2009, Adam O’Neill, Harry Alford and Thomas Alford launched Lacrosse Playground as the preeminent site for lacrosse gearheads. For years Lacrosse Playground provided lacrosse fans with tutorials and tips on how to string a lacrosse head, up-close looks at the gear the top players used and sneak peeks at equipment and uniforms before they were released. More than 10 years and millions of visits later, Lacrosse Playground has relaunched with a focus on storytelling. Our mission is to provide comprehensive coverage of the latest lacrosse news, share insights into the sports betting and fantasy lacrosse world and showcase the lifestyles and personalities of the sport of lacrosse through articles, videos and podcasts.

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