On Saturday, August 24th, CityLax will host the fourth annual Southampton Shootout, a one-day charity field lacrosse tournament, held at Southampton High School on the East end of Long Island. The tourney proceeds benefit CityLax directly, and it all goes towards Growing The Game in New York City public schools. I’ve been volunteering with CityLax for the last five years, and this will be my fourth Shootout, and I’m more excited for the 2013 edition of the event than I ever have been before. It’s promising to be a SUPERB day!
The list of teams in this tournament is truly interesting, and makes it a unique experience for many involved. AccessLacrosse will also be in attendance, gathering video from the games, so top notch video will surface eventually as well.
This year there will be a CityLax team, made up almost exclusively of NYC public school graduates, which is supplemented by CityLax volunteers. There are also the requisite company sponsored teams, and UnCommon Fit, Throne of String, Streaker Sports, and ULax are all making appearances. It’s great to have companies like that involved in the event. On top of that, there are also some college and high school alumni teams, including a Wesleyan team, a Tufts team (those two teams are scheduled to play each other), a UVA/Harvard/Hopkins team, and a group from Jamaica High School, in NYC. There is also a Columbia team, made up of current and former Columbia players.
There are a bunch more uniform photos below, but here are the tank top jerseys that CityLax will be wearing. They will also be available for purchase at the tourney!
On the women’s side… oh, yes… there IS a women’s side, the tourney field includes a Williams College alumni team, the Gotham women’s club team, and TWO squads from the Central Lacrosse Club. Excited to see these ladies on the field!
Games run from 1030 in the morning until 530 at night, and there is a beach party afterwards on Southampton’s world famous beach! If you’re in the area on Saturday, swing on by and say hello, as you check out some sweet, sweet end of Summer lacrosse… and it’s all for a GREAT cause!
Fore more on CityLax, their fantastic programs, and how you can get involved, check out the CityLax website!
I’ll obviously be playing for the Wesleyan Alumni Team. Duh. Here’s our uniform. We keep it basic!