Time is running out to get your teams involved for this really exciting opportunity to play some high quality lacrosse this summer!
This is an update from my previous e-mail. Lax In LA’s Kate Marks and I are the chairpersons for the newest addition to the world renowned L.A. Watts Summer Games… lacrosse!
The Games were started in 1968 as a response to the 1965 Watts Riots and consists of 17 boys and girls athletic events.
The LAWSG mission (very similar to Lax In LA’s) is to build bridges of understanding among high school youth. The games strive to promote positive interaction, respect and achievement through spirited competition in athletics and arts.
Participation at the games is expected to exceed 7000 students this summer (more competitors than the Olympics!). The LAWSG is the largest high school athletics competition in the country.
Please see: http://www.lawsg.org for more info.
The 2009 L.A. Watts Summer Games will take place on June 13-14 and 20-21 at the Home Depot Center, USC Galen Center, Los Angeles-Southwest College and several area high schools.
For lacrosse, the games will occur on the campus of Los Angeles-Southwest College. The plan for the boys’ side this year is to have a 16 team tournament, with a guaranteed 2 games per team. Currently registered boys’ teams are: Culver City, Palisades, Harvard-Westlake, Manual Arts and Huntington Park. We are open to out of state teams as well.
This tourney is fully cleared by the Southern and Los Angeles City Section CIF. Due to the tournament being in the summer period, CIF and Club teams may play each other! This is a great chance to play a few more games as a team after the end of your season.
Pricing per team is $150.
Please visit the LAWSG resgistration page: http://lawsg.org/Default.aspx?pageId=134066
President, Los Angeles Inner-city Lacrosse Association (Lax In LA)