2,250 Players and Coaches Expected for the 7th Annual Brine Lake Erie Lacrosse Showcase and Festival

BUFFALO, N.Y. – June 14, 2012 – On June 16 and 17, the 7th annual Lake Erie Lacrosse Showcase and Festival will bring 75 youth teams from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Ontario, and Atlanta to town.

The tournament, which is coordinated by Chris Burdick, Mike Carbery of Medaille College and Michael Wright of the Buffalo Lacrosse Academy, will take place at Old Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown, N.Y. Organizers are expecting 2,250 players and coaches to attend, resulting in an estimated economic impact of $562,500.

The tournament is focused on college recruitment and coaches from approximately 30 colleges, including Brown University, Virginia Military Institute, Canisius College, Robert Morris, Mercyhurst, Davenport University, and numerous SUNY Universities, will be on hand to scout players.

Teams will compete in the following age categories:
• Under 17A / Elite
• Under 17B / Under 16
• Under 15
• Under 14
• Under 13
• Under 11

Games are open to the public and run from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and 10:30 to 1:30 on Sunday.

Additional tournament information is available at www.lakeerieshowcase.com.

The Brine Lake Erie Lacrosse Showcase and Festival is presented by the Buffalo Lacrosse Academy, 24 Lacrosse, Brine and Warrior Lacrosse, with support from the Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau/Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission, The Rush, Blue Bison Sports, Nickel City Sports, and Travel Team USA.

Visit Buffalo Niagara sells and markets our assets and attractions to visitors outside of the Buffalo Niagara region as a convention, tourism and leisure destination for the economic benefit of the community.

The Lake Erie Showcase & Festival is the largest, most competitive and only college recruited tournament in the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Region. The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy (BLA), the region’s most successful and respected college prep program, proudly serves as host to top summer lacrosse clubs from throughout NYS, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ontario.

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