Sarasota, FL (May 20, 2014) - The Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch will host the Laxpalooza lacrosse tournament over Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25, 2014.

This event is competitive, yet fun, safe and memorable, and will host both boys and girls at all levels in the Southeast Region. More than 35 teams and some 2,000 people are expected to attend the tournament, which will offer challenging competition at all age levels for boys (U9 through HS) and girls (fifth grade through HS) with both A and B level competition for both community and travel elite teams. Teams will be able to compete against other teams from all states including Florida, Georgia, and the southeast region, along with several teams traveling from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York.
”Our tournament in Pennsylvania has always attracted teams from all over the East Coast every year,” said Tournament Director Kevin O’Neill.  “By placing in the top three in their respective divisions, these Mid-Atlantic teams are offered an opportunity to come to our Florida tournament.” 
According to tournament officials, once participants have competed and played in Laxpalooza, they will “become part of a legacy unlike no other lacrosse tournament event,” making it an annual tradition for lacrosse programs to enjoy year after year.

“We are very excited to be hosting this event at the Premier Sports Campus and not only welcome teams from Florida but also teams from as far as New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland,” said Antonio Saviano, Premier Sports Campus director. “We hope this event will help generate another significant economic impact over the holiday weekend for our local hotels, merchants and restaurants.”
The Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch offers 22 full-sized multipurpose sports fields, eight with lights, with plenty of complimentary parking for a great getaway location over the Memorial Day holiday weekend! 

The Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch is a multi-purpose facility that is home to 22 full-sized, mixed-use fields for soccer, lacrosse and other amateur sports, and features Celebration grass and underground irrigation. The complex, which boast eight lighted fields, is used for amateur and professional top-flight and world-class sporting tournaments, events, camps and clinics and is located in Lakewood Ranch – the 17,500-acre, award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida.

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