New York, NY, August 11, 2011— The Third Annual CityLax Summer Shootout Charity Lacrosse Tournament will be hosted on August 20th from 11am to 6pm at Southampton High School in Southampton, N.Y. The co-ed tournament will feature collegiate and post collegiate players from all over the United States. Alums from University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Syracuse and many other schools are expected to be in attendance. All the proceeds from the tournament will be donated to CityLax, a not for profit organization dedicated to growing lacrosse in NYC’s public schools.
CityLax Co-Founder Mat Levine says of the tournament, “I have been involved with lacrosse as a player, coach, and organizer since 1963. As one of CityLax’s founders and CEO/President, to see 16 teams gather to play on August 20 our event at the Southampton HS fields in the spirit of serious, yet friendly competition supporting CityLax’s mission is truly heartfelt and appreciated. Yet, I am not surprised by this effort. Programs like ours with the PSAL prove that the sport of lacrosse can grow and prosper in an urban setting, paralleling what is going on in the suburbs. Yet the sport still retains its special sense of community and sheer fun to play. Our CityLax Summer Shootout tournament/fundraiser is a shining example of how the “lacrosse community membership” can help a cause like CityLax to advance and diversify the game beyond its traditional boundaries.”
The CityLax Summer Shootout will feature both a men’s and women’s division. Each team is Guaranteed 3 Games, and following the contests there will be a tournament sponsored beach celebration for all attendees and their guests. Sponsors for the tournament include NYC based lacrosse retailer Maverik Lacrosse, NYC based sports apparel company Streaker Sports and Maryland based electrolyte replenishment drink Motive Pure. Individual registration is still open to interested parties; information can be found on CityLax’s website: www.CityLax.org.
CityLax is a 501c3 based in NYC that’s dedicated to growing lacrosse in NYC’s public schools. Since 2005 CityLax has has assisted the NYC Department of Education’s Public School Athletic League (PSAL) in growing its lacrosse program from a nascent 6-team structure to a 30-team league. The organization, in partnership with the PSAL for its student/athletes, featuring fully staffed clinics in all five boroughs, equipment procurement and distribution, school team start-ups, coaching assistance, and college placement services.:
For more information about the CityLax Summer Shootout Lacrosse Tournament, please visit http://citylax.com/public_html/?page_id=202.