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US Lacrosse Central Championships Friday Through Sunday in Madison, Wis.

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BALTIMORE, June 15, 2015 — The fifth annual US Lacrosse Central Championships bring youth lacrosse teams from four states to Reddan Soccer Park in Verona, Wis., Friday through Sunday. The tournament, run by the national governing body of lacrosse, features girls’ teams in the U13 and U15 age groups.

Each division gets underway with pool-play games. Based on pool-play results, teams will be seeded and proceed through a bracket until a champion is crowned. Admission to all games is free of charge.

In the U15 division, the #RoadToRichmond continues as the semifinalists will earn automatic bids with free or discounted registration to the seventh annual US Lacrosse U15 National Championships July 23-26 in Richmond, Va. Teams from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin are competing in the Central Championships.

Championship teams will receive medals. US Lacrosse will name a “Keeper of Lacrosse” Sportsmanship Award winner for the event.

Athletic Connection is the official retailer of the US Lacrosse Central Championships. Follow the Central Championships on Twitter @uslaxchamps.

“We’re excited to be hosting this championship event here in the Greater Madison area,” said Jamie Patrick, Madison Area Sports Commission vice-president. “Madison is the ideal destination to showcase this event as it dovetails perfectly with our affinity for youth sports as well as the growing sport of Lacrosse,” he added.

About Madison Area Sports Commission:

The Madison Area Sports Commission (MASC) is the greater Madison area’s official sports marketing organization. Launched by the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2010, MASC is charged with elevating the recognition and awareness of the impact of sports tourism on the regional economy while serving the unique needs of the sports tourism business. To learn more, visit us on the web at madisonsports.org.

About US Lacrosse

US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse and the home of the nation’s fastest-growing sport. US Lacrosse has more than 450,000 members in 67 regional chapters across the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse provides programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport. Bookmark, like and follow US Lacrosse at uslacrosse.org, fb.com/uslacrosse and @uslacrosse, respectively.

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