St. Paul, MN, March 29, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- High school lacrosse scrimmage unofficially opens season with the addition of six girls’ varsity teams.
For the third year in a row the Twin Cities nonprofit Homegrown Lacrosse is unofficially kicking off the state’s high school lacrosse season with the Minnesota Meltdown. This annual event will be hosted on Saturday March 31 and April 7. In 2012, the Minnesota Meltdown will feature varsity girls’ action in addition to both varsity and junior varsity boys’ lacrosse matches.
“I couldn’t be more excited for this year’s Meltdown,” said Rob Horn, head coach at Blake School. “Coaches, players, and fans alike not only have the opportunity to watch a great day of high school lacrosse, but it provides a venue for the entire lacrosse community to come together in one location.”
The goal of this preseason scrimmage event is to bring boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams together for some fun, and to prepare them for the regular season. Additionally, the Minnesota Meltdown has a component that supports the larger Twin Cities community. Players and spectators are encouraged to collect and donate perishable food items at the event for the Second Harvest Heartland food shelf. As an added challenge, teams interested will compete to see which team can collect the most non-perishable food items. The winning team will get its 2013 registration fee waived.
Once again the jamboree will be hosted at McMurray Fields (1155 Jessamine Avenue West) in St. Paul, Minn. Each team will play two games with boy’s varsity games running 75 minutes and the girl’s/boys JV games running 60 minutes.
To view participating schools or for more in formation please visit: www.homegrownlacrosse.org.
About Homegrown Lacrosse
Founded in 2003, Homegrown Lacrosse is dedicated to encouraging positive change in the lives of youth lacrosse players and supporting the growth of the sport in Minnesota. Through community-based programming, Homegrown Lacrosse uses lacrosse to provide opportunities for individuals to get involved and cultivate the skills and relationships necessary to succeed on and off the field. Led and staffed by experienced collegiate lacrosse players, Homegrown Lacrosse holds clinics, leagues and K-12 educational programming throughout the year. For more information on Homegrown Lacrosse, please visit www.homegrownlacrosse.org.