Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/23/12
Phillylacrosse.com will be live blogging tonight at Radnor High (7 p.m.) when the USA U19 team comes to Philly to meet the Philadelphia Lacrosse Association All-Stars in an exhibition game.
The U-19 team will be heading to Turku, Finland on July 12 to compete in the World Championships.
Saturday’s game is a fundraiser for the Under 19 national team, as it prepares for the World Championships, beginning July 12. Tickets are $8 and be purchased in advance by clicking here.
The Philadelphia Lacrosse Association will be accepting donations of new or used lacrosse sticks at the entrance of Radnor stadium as part of the exhibition game.
HEADstrong has donated 200 pieces of its distinctive lime green mesh as part of what the PLA and HEADstrong are calling the “HEADstring” initiative. The sticks will be re-strung with the lime green mesh and be donated to the lacrosse programs in the Philadelphia School District as part of the PLA’s City Initiative, which works to grow the sport of boys’ and girls’ lacrosse within the school district of Philadelphia.
The goal of the “HEADstring” initiative is not only to further the PLA’s mission in the City but to help communicate the message of character, determination and perseverance, all reminiscent of HEADstrong’s founder, Nick Collelouri. The PLA will accept boys’ and girls’ sticks, including goalie sticks. There will be a donation box at the entrance of the stadium.
The US team opened its exhibition season last Saturday by downing a Long Island All-Star team, 12-4.
The US has won all six World Championships and is 36-0 in International competition. Its top competition this year figures to come from Canada, which is being coached by St. Joseph’s University head coach and Philadelphia Wing Taylor Wray.