August 1, 2012

Catamount Classic Set for Oct. 6-7

from press release

BURLINGTON, Vt. - The 2012 Catamount Classic - Lacrosse For A Cure is scheduled for October 6 and 7 at Thayer Academy's off-campus turf fields in Braintree, Mass. Over the last four years the event has tripled in size, has donated nearly $130,000 to cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and handed out thousands of cancer screening and prevention information booklets to young adults all over the United States. This year 28 lacrosse teams will take to the fields throughout the weekend to help fight the battle against cancer and raise awareness for cancer screening and prevention.

On Saturday, October 6, nine Division I women's college lacrosse teams will play up to four games each with 20 minute running halves. This years women's teams include Vermont, Boston University, Brown, Bryant, Central Connecticut, Holy Cross, Marist, Siena and Connecticut.

Sunday, October 7, 19 men's college lacrosse teams will play at least two full length scrimmages. This years men's teams include the Catamounts, Brown, Hartford, Holy Cross, Hobart, Providence, Siena, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, American International, Bentley, Endicott, LIU Post, Merrimack, New England College, Pace, Southern New Hampshire, Springfield and Saint Michael's.

For event information and a complete game schedule please visit www.catamountclassic.com and click on the "event" tab.

Due to the growth of the tournament the Catamount Classic is changing it's name to the Northeast Classic in 2013. Fans will be able to buy Northeast Classic merchandise and apparel at this year's tournament.

The organization will also host a Vermont Benefit Concert at Nectar's in Burlington, Vt. on September 25 and a Lacrosse On The Links Golf Tournament on September 29 at the Williston Country Club in Williston, Vt. Both events are open to the public


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