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    LaFayette (NY) High School Lacrosse Alumni Association Announces Exciting Changes in Format, Venue for Annual Event   

    from press release

    The LaFayette (NY) High School Lacrosse Alumni Association is pleased to announce their 11th annual alumni event will be held at Tsha’ Thoñ’nhes, Onondaga Nation Fieldhouse on Rt 11A on the Onondaga Nation on Sat Aug 12, 2017.  


    Both the ‘Legends’ and ‘Soon-to-be Legends’ games will be box lacrosse games - fun & friendly contests held on the turf at this iconic facility.   The lacrosse alumni are excited and honored to be able hold their annual celebration of one of the top high school lacrosse programs in the country at Tsha’ Thoñ’nhes Onondaga Nation Fieldhouse, one of the top box lacrosse facilities in the world.


    It’s well-known box lacrosse has played a significant role in the success of Lancer lacrosse from its inaugural season in 1960. Dozens of former Lancers have gone on to achieve high levels of success in amateur, professional and international box and field lacrosse, and a number of   current top players in both professional leagues have worn Green & Gold. Most impressively, at least 19 former Lancers have been inducted into various national & international box and field lacrosse Halls of Fame. Box lacrosse represents a large part of why LaFayette boys lacrosse, uniquely made up of the communities of LaFayette and the Onondaga Nation, has helped define tradition and excellence in high school lacrosse. 


    Here’s more info about the 2017 LaFayette Lacrosse Alumni Event Sat Aug 12:


    Alumni Picnic - Free Alumni picnic will fire up around 12 noon outside the Fieldhouse.   


    All are welcome. Feel free to bring a dish to pass. 
    Alumni Games - The alumni games will be on the turf at  the beautiful Tsha’ Thoñ’nhes, Onondaga Nation Fieldhouse on Rt 11A on the Onondaga Nation. Box format.   5x5 plus box goalies, box goals.   No long poles - shorty’s  only  (plenty of extra shorty’s will be available for guys to use).
    The ‘Legends’ Game (grad yr. '60-‘02 or so) will start about 12N. 
    The ‘Soon-to-Be Legends’ Game (grad yr. ‘03-‘17 or so)  starts immediately afterward ~1:30pm.  We had excellent numbers turn out last year! Dust off the old brain bucket or grab your old box lid and come on out. 
    If you need equipment, the organizers will have extra so just come. 
    There's More! As tradition, the lacrosse alumni will gather at the LaFayette Inn ~ 9 pm Friday Aug 11. All alumni welcome! Always crowded so get there early.
    Reminder - All proceeds go directly to the LaFayette Lacrosse Association to benefit the lacrosse team. The group would like to remind alumni attending to please bring a cash donation (we will pass the helmet).  All alumni (lacrosse player or not) are welcome.
    Last year was another big success with almost $1200 raised for the team. With all the players, spectators, other alumni & families watching, we easily had a 100+ folks come and enjoy the day.   
    Mark your calendar. Spread the word and fwd the email along to any lax alumni or other alumni you know (send their email and we’ll   add to the master list). 
    For more info about the boys alumni event, contact Mike Cotsonas ’84 mcotsonas@gmail.com or Brad Powless ’86   bpowless@lafayetteschools.org
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