It is with extreme disappointment and sadness that we inform you that we are not permitted to host Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic in August. After an exhaustive effort of anticipating, planning, and turning over every possible stone, we have received the call we dreaded.
While we have known this to be a possibility all along, we truthfully thought that with enough creative planning, leverage of deep-rooted local relationships, and determination/relentless effort, we could pull it off, but it is clear that the global, economic, and social impacts of this insidious virus are far bigger than we are.
While this was ultimately not our decision, we trust the leaders of Lake Placid, who have supported us and our efforts since day one, and we acknowledge the extreme challenges they face as a small community of ~2,500 residents. We know this decision was difficult for them as well, and it is our highest priority to ensure that we can operate there for another 30 years. Further, you are at the core of who we are, and we would never risk the well-being of our lacrosse community, or the Lake Placid community.
Thank you so much to each of you for your continued support and engagement throughout this very uncertain time. You gave us the energy and motivation to keep fighting, and we sincerely wish the outcome were different for all of us.
In addition to our disappointment not to be together with all of you in August in our favorite place, we cannot hide the significant impact this has on us as a small business. We will do everything in our power to pick up the pieces, sustain our organization, and redirect our attention to planning for Placid Youth in 2021.
In the meantime, please review our “LPSYC 360 Program” (sent via e-mail to admins) and inform us of your decision as it relates to your 2020 funds. While there is an administrative fee associated with both credit and refund options, we have passed as little of the burden as possible to you, as we deal with this significant setback. The totality of the coronavirus’ impact on us, the lacrosse industry, and our economy as a whole remains unknown, but we have a deep desire to rebuild with the solidarity and support of our community. As an additional alternative, we currently stand to host two other ‘regional events’ that do have capacity at this time; Saratoga Lacrosse Shootout (8/8-8/9) and the Niagara Lacrosse Classic (8/22 & 8/23). We’d be happy to work your team(s) into position at either events in place of LP Youth if that would be preferred. There will be no administrative fee associated if you shift events but you will still be subject to the specific Lax Bridge 360 Policy of the 'new' event.
We were excited as ever to deliver lacrosse to you in Placid this summer, and wish everyone continued health and safety as we navigate our way back to the game we all love.
Thank you and stay well,
Kevin & the LP Youth Team