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Lake Placid Summit Lax Tournament Underway

By Brian Dywer , 08/01/16, 11:30AM EDT


LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- I covered this event last year.

It was fun to watch the kids and the athletes at the peak of their game play the game they love.

The Powell brothers have played in this tournament.

It's club teams from across the country. I met a guy from San Francisco last year.

I also met a guy who was 72, I believe. A 72 year old man who could destroy me on an athletic field.

That's what is cool about this, the tournament has different age classes and teams of those young at heart can still get out there and give it a go in a competitive field. That was the most fun to watch.

Details from Sandy Caligiore:

WHO: Over 250 male and female lacrosse teams, from middle school to adults and Masters divisions

The event is one of the top three in Lake Placid in terms of economic impact to the community.


WHAT: 27th Annual Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse Classic. Members of the press are cordially invited to cover the tournament action as well as the highlighted events below.

Highlights in addition to tournament play include Legends of Placid Lax induction on Aug. 4. The award ceremony is set for 6 PM at the Sugar Shakers Tent, located at the North Elba Athletic Fields. Also, Major League Lacrosse alumni game televised live on the Lax Sports Network, Aug. 5 at 6 PM.


WHEN: Tournament now underway with younger divisions; Action continuing daily through Aug. 7


WHERE: North Elba Athletic Fields, off Route 73, just outside Lake Placid. Enter venue via Recycle Circle.