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US Lacrosse Opens Registration for 2015 Convention in Baltimore

The US Lacrosse Convention is comprised of approximately 150 educational sessions, many of which occur on four indoor demonstration areas surrounded by seating for attendees. The convention’s expo hall features 150 vendors, showcasing the latest lacrosse gear and apparel. US Lacrosse will host its Sports Medicine Symposium and Major League Lacrosse will hold its annual collegiate draft at the convention Jan. 23. The US Lacrosse Fan Fest will open the expo hall and demonstration areas to the public Jan. 24. Numerous US Lacrosse committees and other lacrosse organizations will host business meetings throughout the weekend. Read More…

BALTIMORE, Sept. 3, 2014 — US Lacrosse today opened registration<http://usl.ebiz.uapps.net/personifyebusiness/EventsandClinics/2015NationalConvention.aspx> at uslacrosse.org for the annual US Lacrosse Convention, set for Jan. 23-25, 2015, in Baltimore. Lacrosse coaches, officials, administrators and sports medicine/fitness professionals can register for the sport’s largest professional development and networking event for the early-bird rate of $90 through Nov. 30.

“US Lacrosse remains focused on training and certifying coaches and officials so they can provide kids with a better lacrosse experience, and our convention represents the pinnacle of our educational events,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse. “Lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators will have countless chances to become better at what they do during the convention, be it through the 150 clinics or the equally invaluable networking opportunities. We are looking forward to a great event in Baltimore.”

The US Lacrosse Convention is comprised of approximately 150 educational sessions, many of which occur on four indoor demonstration areas surrounded by seating for attendees. The convention’s expo hall features 150 vendors, showcasing the latest lacrosse gear and apparel. US Lacrosse will host its Sports Medicine Symposium and Major League Lacrosse will hold its annual collegiate draft at the convention Jan. 23. The US Lacrosse Fan Fest will open the expo hall and demonstration areas to the public Jan. 24. Numerous US Lacrosse committees and other lacrosse organizations will host business meetings throughout the weekend.

US Lacrosse has secured discounted rooms<http://www.uslacrosse.org/events/convention-and-fan-fest/lodging-travel.aspx> for convention attendees and participants at the adjacent Hilton Baltimore, host hotel of the US Lacrosse Convention, for reservations made before Dec. 23.

The US Lacrosse Convention has drawn an average of 7,006 participants each of the last three years, making it the largest gathering of the lacrosse community at a non-field event each year.

Membership in US Lacrosse is required to attend the convention. Non-members may begin an annual membership in US Lacrosse at the time they register. Online registration will continue Dec. 1Jan. 9 for $120. Walk-up registration at the Baltimore Convention Center Jan. 2325 is $160. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more members that register together.

For more information on the convention and fan fest, visit uslacrosse.org/convention<http://www.uslacrosse.org/events/convention-and-fan-fest.aspx>. Follow @uslaxconvention<http://www.twitter.com/uslaxconvention> on Twitter (hashtag #LaxCon).

AstroTurf and LaxSnax are supporting sponsors of the US Lacrosse Convention. Visit Baltimore is the official CVB partner.

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 425,000 members in 68 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.orgfb.com/uslacrosse and @uslacrosse, respectively.

About Visit Baltimore
Visit Baltimore is the official sales and marketing organization for Baltimore that generates economic benefits for stakeholders through the attraction of convention, group and leisure visitors. For more information, visitwww.baltimore.org<http://www.baltimore.org>.

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