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Summit Classic Lacrosse Tourney underway in LP

By Adirondack Daily Enterprise, 08/10/17, 2:30PM EDT

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LAKE PLACID — Summit Lacrosse Ventures caps its grand slam summer in Lake Placid with its fourth local event of the season, the week-long Summit Classic, that started today at the North Elba athletic fields.

After the Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic and the High Peaks Summit Classic, along with the BRINE Northstar Invitational, the Lake Placid Summit Classic runs today through Sunday. Now in its 28th consecutive year, the Summit Classic features more than 250 teams in divisions for boys and girls, as well as men and women.

“As the game of lacrosse continues its growth, we have had an outstanding lineup of tournaments in Lake Placid this summer,” said Ashley Gersuk Murphy, CEO of SLV. “The Summit Classic is the culmination of our summer season, and a celebration of our sport. We are very appreciative of our local community, which has been so welcoming over all these years. We now host athletes in Lake Placid, ranging in age from 8 years old to over 60, from across the country and beyond. We aim  to create a community of lifelong visitors to the village, and we take great pride in making a significant economic impact in the region.”

All four events have projected to draw a total of 20,000 visitors to Lake Placid, with a combined economic impact of $7 million.

The annual Major League Lacrosse (MLL) alumni game, part of the Summit Classic, will be broadcast live on the Lax Sports Network for the second year in a row Friday at 5 p.m.

All games in the two-time Winter Olympic village will be played at the North Elba complex, located off Route 73 at Recycle Circle, along with the Horse Show Grounds, and Northwood School.