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Bandits host lacrosse tournament on May 11


May 02. 2013 5:31PM
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Back Mountain Bandits Youth Lacrosse (BMYL) will host the Fourth Annual Back Mountain Brawl Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, May 11 at the Back Mountain Recreation Fields located on Outlet Road in Lehman.


This annual event will host 50 teams and over 1,500 spectators from areas as far away as Delaware Valley, Easton, Lower Macungie, Scranton and local teams from Wyoming Seminary, Valley Laxers and Mountain Top.


This day -ong event will host both boys and girls’games and will include divisions U11 to U15 for boys, girls grades third and fourth and girls grades five through eight.


Medals will be awarded to the team with overall wins in each division.


“Lacrosse has been one of the nation’s fastest-growing team sports for more than a decade and that trend continues in 2013,” said Rodney Driscoll, Back Mountain Youth Lacrosse president. “BMYL is proud to offer this opportunity to the players of the Back Mountain. The Bandits organization is on target to be one of the area’s biggest competitors.”


“The BMYL Girls program is growing rapidly with all of our teams from grades three/four, five/six and seven/eight all having great success this year,” said John Delamater, girls coordinator and founder of the organization. “As our schedule keeps evolving to playing teams more locally like Mountain Top, Danville, Delaware Valley, Tunkhannock and Pleasant Valley, we are hopeful this trend will continue and the opportunities for our girls to excel at the sport will grow with it for many years to come.”


The tournament is a fun-filled day with vendors such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hockey Stop Sports, Philadelphia Hawks professional team, Maddog Lacrosse and more displaying their wares.


In addition to vendors, there will be a shot clock for players and spectators to test and time their throwing skills. There will be a concession stand offering homemade and grilled items, sno cones, funnel cakes, popcorn and much more.


Free parking and admission are available.




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