December 18, 2012

Fifth Annual Patriot Cup Returns to Dallas

from press release

DALLAS — The Fifth Annual Patriot Cup Lacrosse Tournament returns to Dallas on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at SMU's Ford Stadium.

The Patriot Cup will showcase some of the nation's premier collegiate and high school programs, including perennial powerhouse Georgetown versus Dartmouth. Also featured will be SMU versus Texas A&M, two of the nation's top MCLA teams.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that seeks to assist men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations around the world.

"The Patriot Cup has grown beyond our expectations in the last five years," said Patriot Cup co-chair Tom Fitzsimmons. "These match-ups highlight Dallas as the place to see lacrosse played at its best. No sport has grown faster at the high school and college levels over the last ten years. "

In addition to the Dartmouth/Georgetown game, two of the best high school teams in the nation will square off when state championship teams Highland Park and the Lawrenceville School of Princeton, New Jersey, take the field.

"This is a great opportunity for fans of all ages to really get up close and watch lacrosse at its best," added co-chair Tim Perkins.

Dartmouth head coach Andy Towers is excited about the prospect of bringing his team down to Texas, lacrosse's newest hotbed of top-level competition. "I think that Texas is fast becoming one of the nation's hotbeds for D-I recruits. In general, they always seem to be very athletic, coachable, and willing to put in the work necessary to reach their potential as people, students, and athletes. Not to mention, they're hyper-competitive as well. These are all qualities that coaches look for in recruiting."

Georgetown head coach Kevin Warne added, "I think playing in the Patriot Cup is great for the Georgetown lacrosse program. It's an opportunity for our guys to experience a different atmosphere. It also gives us a chance to help grow the sport away from the east coast into a place like Texas."

Tickets are available by emailing patriotcup@gmail.com. Prices are $10 for students and $15 for adults. A 20% group discount is available for groups of 10 or more.

Saturday Game Schedule

9:00 am: Flower Mound vs. Highland Park Division 2 Team

12:00 pm: Georgetown vs. Dartmouth

3:00 pm: Highland Park vs. Lawrenceville School (Princeton, NJ)

7:00 pm: SMU vs. Texas A&M (MCLA)


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