FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo Lacrosse Club will host Fargo Lacrosse Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fargo’s Ed Clapp Park, 30th Avenue and 28th Street South (across the street from Innovis Hospital).
Lacrosse Day is opportunity for anyone interested in trying the sport to come and play. It is free and open to all. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. You can register at www.fargolacrosse.org or just show up Saturday.
Fargo Lacrosse Day will be supervised by Fargo Warriors coaching staff, and local college lacrosse players. And the day will consist of an introduction to lacrosse that includes active participation and observation. The Fargo Lacrosse Club’s youth teams – 7th/8th grade and varsity – will scrimmage in the morning. Area college teams from North Dakota State University, Minnesota State University-Moorhead and Concordia College will scrimmage in the afternoon.
The club will provide sticks for participants to use during introductory sessions that will be held constantly throughout the day. Participants can purchase your own stick and ball for $40 in advance and pick it up at the event if they pre-register.
In addition, anyone redeeming the coupon on this blog (at right) – which also was handed out at the recent West Fargo West Fest parade – can register to win a free lacrosse stick and ball. So don’t forget to print out a coupon, or hang on to the one you received at the parade, and bring it with you on Saturday to win a package valued at $40.
“Fargo Lacrosse Day is our way of introducing lacrosse to all area youth at no cost. It features a ‘hands on’ experience as well as observing experienced players of various ages,” said FLC President Matt Noah. “In 2011 we fielded North Dakota’s first varsity team. In 2012, we field a varsity team and a 7th/8th-grade team. We hope to expand again in 2013 with a 5th/6th grade team.”
The Fargo Lacrosse Club was incorporated in 2007 and has offered programs for players from 3rd grade through high school.