'Lacrosse Day' scheduled for May 17 at Camden Hills

Games, clinics, food, fun expected during free event
By Staff | May 07, 2014

Rockport — It will be a lacrosse gala, of sorts, an event full of games, clinics and fun on Saturday, May 17 at Camden Hills Regional High School. The event is free

Camden Hills will host a day of lacrosse, with four games including the Windjammer girls and boys varsity and jayvee squads. In addition, free youth clinics will be held on an adjacent field, a cookout will take place at midday and a youth shooting contest will be held during halftime of the boys varsity match.

Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in Maine, and it is experiencing rapid growth in the Midcoast due to Pen Bay Lacrosse, Camden Hills, Oceanside and now a dedicated indoor/outdoor program being developed by The Pitch (the indoor sports facility being built in Warren), said Thor Emory, assistant coach at CHRHS and the program director for The Pitch.

“Lacrosse Day is a fun way to display the sport locally and to support the high school programs in particular," Emory said. "The sport is on the move here and it is exciting. We hope that the community will come out and enjoy the games, clinics, food and fun."

The day's schedule includes:

Girls games versus Deering, with jayvees at 10 a.m. and varsity at 11 a.m.

The Pitch youth clinics, 9 a.m. to noon (free – preregister encouraged): Youngsters/first-timers (boys and girls – ages 5-7, no gear required), 9 to 10 a.m., maximum of 10 athletes); boys (experienced fifth- through eighth-graders with gear), 11 a.m. to noon; and girls (experienced fifth- through eighth-graders with gear), 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Cookout at 12:30 p.m.

Boys games versus Winslow, with varsity at 1:30 p.m. and jayvees at 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Emory by phone at 230-4692 or by email at thore32@aol.com.

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