Inaugural North American Lacrosse Invitational Will Showcase Premiere Teams from Canada and the Midwest

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The North American Lacrosse Invitational to be held Saturday, May 21, and Sunday May 22, on the campus of Brother Rice High School. This new event is considered to be the first ever international high school lacrosse event. The elite lacrosse teams from Canada have been invited to compete with some of the best teams from the Midwest, which promises fierce competition and some of the best players in the region.

As a former college coach, I understand how important it is to scout players from all over. This event gives coaches the opportunity to review a larger number of talented players over a two day period

The North American Lacrosse Invitational to be held Saturday, May 21, and Sunday May 22, on the campus of Brother Rice High School. This new event is considered to be the first ever international high school lacrosse event. The elite lacrosse teams from Canada have been invited to compete with some of the best teams from the Midwest, which promises fierce competition and some of the best players in the region.

The eight teams playing will be: Western Reserve Academy-Ohio; New Trier-Illinois; Culver Academy-Indiana; Holy Cross Academy-Ontario; The Hill Academy-Ontario; Detroit Country Day-Michigan; University of Detroit Jesuit-Michigan; and Brother Rice High School-Michigan.

This inaugural event is sponsored nationally by Warrior Sports and locally by the Suburban Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Troy. The concept for this invitational came from Birmingham Brother Rice Head Coach Rob Ambrose. “No one has ever invited the Canadian teams to participate in an event like this, it will give them the opportunity to compete in a championship caliber experience for the first time” explained Ambrose.    

Since it features some of the best teams from Canada, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio it will be sure to attract the attention of college coaches and scouts from across the country. “There aren’t any tournaments that will have this many future college players in one location,” boasts Detroit Country Day Head Coach Byron Collins. Coach Collins was recently recruited from Penn State University to lead DCD. “As a former college coach, I understand how important it is to scout players from all over. This event gives coaches the opportunity to review a larger number of talented players over a two day period.”

The Brother Rice campus features 2 adjoining fields which make for easy viewing of all the scheduled games. The event will also include youth games before and after each of the high school games. This fan-friendly atmosphere will include VIP tents, concessions, local vendors and a large product exhibit from Warrior Sports. “We are proud to promote events like this since it allows us to expand into the Canadian market while introducing new products to the youth market,” remarked Dave Dixon, Warrior Sports Chief Marketing Officer. “And since this event will be re-broadcast over the Comcast Cable Network it will provide us with a larger television viewing audience after it is over.”

The event is being produced by Troy-based production company Mosaic Media. They are planning to hold this event annually and expanding into the Florida, Texas, Colorado and California markets in 2012.

For more information log on to http://www.nalax.org or contact Mark Rottenberk: Email : mark(at)mosaicmedia(dot)com or Phone: 248-730-1911.

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