The Shakerz are amped about the 4th Annual Salt Shakerz Invitational & their new website at www.laxoften.com! The SSZ Invy has been growing over the last few years and provides an opportunity for Shakerz around the country to get back to NYC. As for the website… we’re just trying to keep up with technology!
The event will be held on June 28th & 29th, 2014, and tourney spots are already going quickly! Registration is now open HERE! The SSZ Invy is a tournament built upon a Shakerz’ Philosophy:
To Live… Summertime usually offers most folks a chance to take a step back, refuel the tank, and catch some rays. Salt Shakerz Lacrosse celebrates the individual and hope 2014 has been a banner year for everybody chasing and embracing their truest passions.
To Lax… What’s new for the 2014 tourney? More teams, more lacrosse, more NYC! Based on the success of the 2013 SSZ Invitational, the Shakerz have expanded the tournament to feature a Men’s Elite, Men’s Masters and Women’s Elite Division. The 4th annual SSZ Invitational will be back at Randall’s Island, with NYC skyline behind every goal and big hit.
To Give… Once again, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will be the beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds raised at this yearly event. In addition to proceeds from the SSZ Invy 13’, the Shakerz participated and raised an additional $5,500 as part of their 4th Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York City. The Shakerz continue to champion breast cancer initiatives and this tournament represents what lacrosse is all about. Giving back to the community.
Additional Tournament Details Below!
Men’s Elite Registration Tourney Fee – $1,200
Men’s Master’s Registration Tourney Fee – $900
Women’s Registration Tourney Fee – $700
Men’s Division (16 Teams)
Every team will be guaranteed to play four games: Three games on Saturday (June 28th), with the playoffs being held on Sunday (June 29th). The tournament teams will be split up into groups representing the New York City “boroughs” for round-robin play, with the top seed of each borough advancing to the playoffs. The remaining three spots will be wild card awarded on total points. Additionally, after taking feedback from prior tournaments, the Shakerz have set up consolation games for the remaining teams that do not make the playoffs, which will also take place on Sunday.
Men’s Master’s Division (8 Teams)
As the first year for the official Men’s Master’s Division, we anticipate round robin play on Saturday June 28th. Playoffs and consolation games will be played on Sunday June 29th.
Women’s Division (8 Teams)
On the heels of the Women’s Division and the Cayenne Pepperz success, the invitational will again include a Women’s Elite Division with games beginning on Saturday June 28th. Similar to the Men’s Elite, there will be round robin play with playoffs and consolation games on Sunday June 29th. The games in the Women’s Division will also be 25 minute running time halves and a 5 minute halftime.
Additional Tourney Details!!!
Similar to last year, and in a continued effort to make the tournament more accessible to out-of-town teams, the Shakerz have blocked off a group of discounted hotel rooms at the nearby Courtyard Marriott on 92nd St (Courtyard Marriott Upper East Side, 410 East 92nd Street, New York, NY). Call (212) 410-6777 to make a reservation and Mention “Salt Shakerz” to get the reduced rate.
We hope to see you back in NYC!
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About Salt Shakerz Lacrosse:
Since 2008, the Shakerz have traveled the world seasoning one city at a time. With the motto “good guys on and off the field”, the elite travel team has participated in more than 50 tournaments. The name ‘Salt Shakerz” is derived from the expression; ‘Pass the Salt’―or in Lax vernacular ‘keep it hot,’ ‘Spin it,’ or ‘one more’. The moniker pays homage to what the club likes to embody: unselfish and tasty play. Obviously everyone wants to win, but for this group, no one player has been bigger than the team. The Salt Shakerz roster includes current and former MLL, NLL, and LXM Pro Players-all the way to college club and MCLA guys. The Shakerz rotate playing in the various tournaments based on the event and geography.