Summit Lacrosse Ventures LLC (formerly Lake Placid Lacrosse) has announced that it will expand upon its Lake Placid Summit Classic, which has operated in Lake Placid since 1990, to launch the Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic (LP Youth Classic). The LP Youth Classic will be held, June 27-29, 2016, and will target elementary and middle school competition with both boys and girls divisions (U9-U15), to include first through eighth grade youth athletes.
“I would never have envisioned when we began back in 1990 that a quarter-century later we would be offering lacrosse competition for ages 9-60+ in Lake Placid”, said Lake Placid Lacrosse founder George Leveille. “We are really excited to be able to offer boys and girls youth lacrosse as part of the Lake Placid Lacrosse experience”, he went on to say.
The Lake Placid Summit Classic was originally a post collegiate tournament and added a high school division in 2009, expanding the event to a full seven days of competition. The event, which is held at the end of July/early August, has more than 250 teams participating over a seven day period. The LP Youth Classic has been added to Summit Lacrosse Ventures’ local operations, which also includes the Northstar Invitational, an elite girls recruiting camp which has been held at the Northwood School since 2012.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to bring athletes and families from around the region and nation to experience Lake Placid and all it has to offer, both on and off the field,” said Summit Lacrosse Ventures’ CEO, Ashley Gersuk. “Many of these young players accompany their parents in August, and we look forward to offering them the chance to compete in Lake Placid.”
The Lake Placid Youth Summit Classic is designed to kick off the summer vacation season and is projected to attract 60-75 teams in 2016, its first year, with approximately 1,300 players expected, and a projected 3,450 total participants. The LP Youth Classic will embody a festival atmosphere, with educational and recreational components, and partnerships with local organizations to expand the overall visitor experience of event attendees beyond just an on-field lacrosse experience. A menu of off-field activities will be developed for event attendees encouraging visitation and use of the many destinations and attractions in the Olympic Region.
More information about the 2016 Lake Placid Youth Classic can be found at www.lakeplacidlax.com, and registration will be available this coming fall of 2015.
About Summit Lacrosse Ventures LLC
Summit Lacrosse Ventures LLC, established in 2015, combined two leading lacrosse event management and marketing companies, Lake Placid Lacrosse (est. 1990) and WomensLax.com LLC (est. 2006), into a single entity which will continue existing events and programs while pursuing new market opportunities.
The mission of Summit Lacrosse Ventures is to be a leader in nationwide lacrosse events and programs for boys, girls, men and women, with a clear focus on the responsible and sustainable growth of the game. Summit Lacrosse Ventures will deliver exceptional value and first-class experiences for customers, with an emphasis on creating a long-standing and collaborative community with which to share their passion for lacrosse. Summit Lacrosse Ventures will strive to provide outstanding coaching and educational resources to enable participants to enhance athletic skills and performance while emphasizing the development of life skills.