Posted on April 2, 2019
2019 Jacksonville Invitation Lacrosse Tournament Announced
It’s one of the most exciting things young athletes get to do – travel to a different state with their team to play in an event that they earned their way into. Jacksonville, FL is the host to a number of big events like the Rockville 2018 Concert, Disney On Ice, and more. Now, it will host the largest lacrosse tournament in the country as well.
The 2019 Jacksonville Invitational will take place June 14 – 16 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. This once small camp event has grown over the years into an invite only 150-team tournament, pulling the best high school athletes from across the US to one location for the event.
This year’s event host, Jacksonville Pool Decks has graciously provided hotel accommodations for the entire weekend for all attendees. Their company does pool deck repair, kool deck installation, and concrete work in the local area. Reservations can be made on their website up until one week before the event. All stays include 2-night stay, pool and gym access, and continental breakfast.
The event starts at 9:00 AM sharp on June 14th and runs until intermission from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Play then resumes until 5:00 PM. The games will be standard 80-minute games with 2 referees and standard scoring format.
The top lacrosse player in the country right now, Mason Waters, will attend the event playing for the Albany Wildcats. He has been sponsored by Albany Pest Control, a New York exterminator, and will be flying in on Thursday night to meet with the commissioner for dinner and press inquiries. As the top-ranking athlete at the invitational, his team has been given a bye for the first round of competition. Standard brackets are in effect.
This year should prove to be promising. Reporters are already lining up for early-access passes and setting interview locations and times surrounding the event. Press releases have already gone out and will continue to fly up to the day of the event. We’re looking forward to seeing which team has both the skill and grit required to beat out all the others and walk away with the gorgeous Jacksonville Invitational trophy and the $20,000 cash prize, donated to the school of the winning team. If you’re planning to attend, get your tickets early before they sell out.