Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 10, 2012
STX, LLC, a global sporting goods leader, announced today their sponsorship of the Capital Lacrosse Invitational organized by the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation, a daylong event on October 7th featuring lacrosse clinics and a collegiate tournament.
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 youth athletes’ an opportunity to get advice and tips from Bradman, Siebald and collegiate players. The youth clinic is open to athletes age 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 to attend the coaches’ clinic. Both clinics will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The Division I collegiate men’s lacrosse tournament features top lacrosse 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 p.m.
The Landon School hosts the Capital Lacrosse Invitational with all proceeds going to The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation. The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation was founded in memory of Mario St. George Boiardi, a Landon and Cornell alumni 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.
“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 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 http://www.capitallacrosseinvitational.org/tickets/index.html.
STX is a global sporting goods leader in the sports of lacrosse, field hockey and golf. With its 1970 introduction of the first synthetic lacrosse head, STX ushered in the “modern era” of what is now the fastest growing team sport. Based in Baltimore, the home of lacrosse, STX has been universally recognized for innovation in product design and development. STX continues to strive for new performance standards in sporting goods equipment at the highest levels of competition. For more information, visit http://www.stx.com.