The Premier Sports Complex at Lakewood Ranch offers (23) full size lacrosse fields, (9) with lights, with plenty of complimentary parking for a great getaway location over the holiday weekend. The complex is located in Lakewood Ranch, FL (just outside Sarasota) as the area is known for its Main Street shopping, great restaurants and attractions, not to mention being 15 minutes away from the most beautiful beaches in Florida - Siesta Key and Lido Beach.
LAXPALOOZA will offer challenging competition at all age levels for Boys (U9 through HS) and Girls (5th grade through HS) with both A and B level competition for both community and travel elite teams. Since the tournament is being held the same weekend as the NCAA Lacrosse Championships in Baltimore, we will be displaying a large Jumbotron TV(11'x17') on a truck to show the games off "in style" during their event.
Teams will be able to compete against other teams from all states including Florida, Georgia, and the southeast region along with several teams traveling from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York from Laxpalooza Tournament near Lehigh University in PA. "Our Tournament in Pennsylvania, which has grown over 300% in past years, has always attracted teams from all over the east coast every year. By placing in the top 3 in their respective divisions, these Mid-Atlantic teams are offered an opportunity to come to our Florida tournament at a heavily discounted rate, in order to assist in the cost of travel expenses." says Kevin O'Neill, Owner and Tournament Director. Teams in the Florida event who place in the top 3, will receive the same opportunity to come to Pennsylvania the following year to compete against more than 120 teams from the Mid-Atlantic Region."
"We are very excited to be hosting an event in Florida in 2014 and look forward to this being an annual festival for several years to come," says Geoff Carlson, Chief Operating Officer for O'Neill Sports Enterprises, LLC.
Sarasota and Manatee County are also pleased that O'Neill Sports Enterprises chose to host the event in their region as the tournament will generating signifigant economic revenue for the region with several hotel room revenue and travel/tourism business over a holiday weekend.
Please visit the tournament website at www.laxpalooza.com for more details. You may also contact Laxpalooza Lacrosse Tournaments at firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to Kevin O'Neill at 610-554-1848.