Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/16/16
The Second Annual Big12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational will be held on Sunday, November 13 at Blandair Park in Columbia, MD.
The Big 12 event is developed and structured to provide high school club lacrosse participants in the freshman, sophomore and junior classes a tournament venue, schedule and program that provides a fall tournament experience combining ELITE level competition and NCAA DI, DII, DIII evaluation and recruiting exposure for the team/players participating.
Big 12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational
Proceeds from the Big12 Fall Invitational will be donated to the Big12 tournament partner the Brigance Brigade Foundation (brigancebrigade.org), whose mission is to equip, encourage and empower people living with ALS.
OJ Brigance is a retired CFL and NFL player and current Senior Advisor to Player Development for the Baltimore Ravens who was diagnosed with ALS in 2007, living today in humble fashion while overcoming many adversities using three key words: Faith, Focus and Fortitude.
“Big12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational was established to provide the nations top club lacrosse organizations a robust fall recruiting platform, providing teams opportunities to compete at the highest level and provide players exposure to NCAA programs. The fall recruiting period has become almost as important as the summer club seasons, and becomes a great table setter for next years club seasons,” said Kevin Mayer-Director Rock Lacrosse (Big12 founder). “We have teams attending from Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, and as far west as Texas which provides a great platform for NCAA programs to see the latest crop of freshman, sophomore and junior talent from well established elite club lacrosse programs.
”In addition to the lacrosse component we started Big12 last year as I was looking to utilize the growth of lacrosse to develop a fund raising outlet for ALS, my father Frank “Lynn” Mayer lost his battle with the disease in 1999. Dad spent the last 5 years of his life in a wheelchair and his support network was essential to him living with the disease in a dignified manner. Last year’s partnership with the Brigance Brigade Foundation (http://www.brigancebrigade.org/) worked out great and we were able to raise over $5,000 in a one-day event. This year we have increased the event size adding the junior class (2018) age group, and we hope to more than double our donation this year.”
Legacy Global Sports will remain a tournament infrastructure support partner for the event again this year.
If you are interested is supporting the Battle for ALS you can offer support by visiting the Brigance Brigade Foundation site at the following link:
Those willing to offer support can write in Big12 Lacrosse to the comment area of the on-line support/donation form and also offer addition comments about your interest in supporting our cause and the Big12 event.
The Big 12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational will be held at Blandair Park in Howard County Maryland on a 3 Turf Field Complex and the turf field at Oakland Mills HS (adjacent to Blandair). Directions to each locator and field maps are here.
All Star Game
The Big 12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational will hold an All Star game for freshman and sophomore/junior classes. Schedules and times to follow and be posted by 11/1/2016. Each participating club coach and or director will be asked to nominate five players from each team. Two of those players can be verbally committed, three cannot. Big 12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational members directors, and college coaches will evaluate the nominees during the event and The Big 12 Fall Lacrosse Invitational Staff and college coaches will select the final teams. All Star game format will mirror those for the event. Each All Star team will be coached by college coaches.
Big 12 will host a youth clinic for middle school participants during the event, directly by college coaches. Clinic details and registration instructions to be forwarded at a later date.
Teams Attending This Year
Top Gun Clams
New Jersey Riot
3D Mid Atlantic
C2C National Team
Brigance Brigade Foundation
Executive Plaza I, Suite 105
11350 McCormick Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Phone: (410) 878-2030
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