Capital Lacrosse Invitational Features Cornell, JHU, PSU, UNC

Baltimore, MD - Landon School will host the Capital Lacrosse Invitational, with all proceeds going to the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation, which was was founded in memory of this Landon and Cornell alumnus and lacrosse player who was passionate about academics and athletics.

The foundation continues Boiardi's legacy by donating to charitable organizations that encourage youth through academics and athletics. Additionally, the Foundation has created a summer camp program, which provides financial assistance to deserving middle school students who wish to attend summer camps focused on academic, athletic, or other educational pursuits.

The Division I collegiate men's lacrosse tournament features teams from Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, Penn State University, and the University of North Carolina. Teams will compete in round-robin style games with each team playing two games. The tournament will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. See the game schedule on the Fall Ball page.

STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, announced today their sponsorship of the event, which was organized by the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation. STX and Nike Lacrosse will host the Capital Lacrosse Invitational free youth clinic and coaches' clinic. Lacrosse stars Sam Bradman and Max Siebald will lead the interactive youth clinic along with select collegiate athletes. Clinic participants will learn basic skills and get a first-hand look at how the pros play. A Q&A following the clinic will give youths an opportunity to get advice and tips. The clinic is open to ages 8-14 and will be organized by age and position.

The coaches' clinic and chalk talk will be held with coaches from the tournament for local youth coaches. The coaches will discuss strategy, practice plans, and recruiting. There is a requested donation of $25. Both clinics will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

"STX is proud to sponsor the Capital Lacrosse Invitational and support our elite college partners," said Greg Tate, Men's Marketing Manager at STX. "The tournament gives back to a cause that STX supports and believes in. We're excited about the opportunity to help local athletes reach their full potential in sports and academics."

The tournament will be held at the Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817. Registration for the clinics will start at 8:00 a.m. with the final ceremony ending at 2:30 p.m. There will be vendors at the event selling food, drinks, lacrosse equipment and apparel. Tickets and sign up for the clinics will be available at the Capital Lacrosse Invitational web site.

2012-09-24



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