The Shakerz are getting geared up for the 2015 Salt Shakerz Invitational! The SSZ Invy has become a staple of NYC lacrosse and a highly anticipated part of the summer tournament season. The Invy is a great opportunity for top players around the country to enjoy NYC in the summer.
The event will be held on June 27th & 28th, 2015, and tourney spots are already going quickly! Registration is now open HERE! For those that have not been able to attend in the past, the SSZ Invy is a tournament built upon a Shakerz’ Philosophy:
To Live… Summertime usually offers most folks a chance to take a step back, refuel the tank, and catch some rays. Salt Shakerz Lacrosse celebrates the individual and hope 2015 is and will continue to be a banner year for everybody chasing and embracing their truest passions.
To Lax… What’s new for the 2015 tourney? More teams, more lacrosse, more NYC! The 5th annual SSZ Invitational will be back at Randall’s Island, with NYC skyline behind every goal and big hit. We are expanding the Womens and Masters divisions to get more Lax to the people.
To Give… Once again, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will be the beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds raised at this yearly event. Thanks to the Invitational in 2014, along with A Game To Give, and individual donations, the Salt Shakerz raised over $10,000 toward their community service endeavors for Breast Cancer Awareness. The Shakerz continue to champion breast cancer initiatives and this tournament represents what lacrosse is all about. Giving back to the community.
Details for 2015:
This year the tournament is going country as the island is going to be shared by the FarmBorough Country Music Festival, which will provide great tunes and thousands of music lovers.
Men’s Division (16 Teams)
Every team will be guaranteed to play four games: Three games on Saturday (June 27th), with the playoffs being held on Sunday (June 28th). The tournament teams will be split up into groups representing the New York City “boroughs” for round-robin play, with the top seed of each borough advancing to the playoffs. The remaining three spots will be wild card awarded on total points. Additionally, after taking feedback from prior tournaments, the Shakerz have set up consolation games for the remaining teams that do not make the playoffs, which will also take place on Sunday.
Men’s Master’s Division (8 Teams)
Round robin play for the Master’s division will be on Saturday June 27th. Playoffs and consolation games will be played on Sunday June 28th.
Women’s Division (8 Teams)
On the heels of the Women’s Division and the Cayenne Pepperz success, the invitational will again include a Women’s Elite Division with games beginning on Saturday June 27th. Playoffs and consolation games will be held on Sunday June 28th. The games in the Women’s Division will also be 25 minute running time halves and a 5 minute halftime.
Men’s Elite Registration Tourney Fee – $1,350
Men’s Master’s Registration Tourney Fee – $1,200
Women’s Registration Tourney Fee – $800
Men’s Open Team Registration Tourney Fee – $75 per player
Additional Tourney Details!!!
Similar to the last few years, and in a continued effort to make the tournament more accessible to out-of-town teams, the Shakerz have blocked off a group of discounted hotel rooms at the nearby Courtyard Marriott on 92nd St (Courtyard Marriott Upper East Side, 410 East 92nd Street, New York, NY). Call (212) 410-6777 to make a reservation and Mention “Salt Shakerz” to get the reduced rate.
We hope to see you back in NYC!
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About Salt Shakerz Lacrosse:
Since 2008, the Shakerz have traveled the world seasoning one city at a time. With the motto “good guys on and off the field”, the elite travel team has participated in more than 50 tournaments. The name ‘Salt Shakerz” is derived from the expression; ‘Pass the Salt’―or in Lax vernacular ‘keep it hot,’ ‘Spin it,’ or ‘one more’. The moniker pays homage to what the club likes to embody: unselfish and tasty play. Obviously everyone wants to win, but for this group, no one player has been bigger than the team. The Salt Shakerz roster includes current and former MLL, NLL, and LXM Pro Players-all the way to college club and MCLA guys. The Shakerz rotate playing in the various tournaments based on the event and geography.