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Sixth annual Northeast Classic Lacrosse Tournament, Oct. 12-13

BRAINTREE, Mass. – Nineteen college lacrosse teams will face-off in scrimmages at Thayer Academy’s off-campus turf fields on Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13 at the 2013 Northeast Classic – Face Off Against Cancer, formerly the Catamount Classic. One hundred percent of proceeds from the event will support genitourinary cancers research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Genitourinary cancers include testicular, prostate, and kidney cancers.

Oct. 12 will feature a Division II and III men’s college lacrosse tournament as well as an adult club tournament. Oct. 13 will feature a Division I men’s college lacrosse tournament followed by an Under 13 youth lacrosse tournament in the afternoon. The gates open at 7 a.m. on Oct. 13 and 8 a.m. on Oct. 13. Games begin at 10 a.m. on both days.

College teams participating include: Bentley University, Boston University, Endicott College, University of Hartford, College of the Holy Cross, Lasell College, Long Island University - Post, Mercy College, Mount Ida College, New England College, Post University, Providence College, Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University, Southern New Hampshire University, St. Michael's College, University of Massachusetts - Boston, University of Vermont and Wentworth Institute of Technology.

The Classic has two adult club team spots available on Saturday and five U13 boy’s youth lacrosse club team spots available for Sunday. If your team is interested in competing, please contact Kelly.Curtis@northeastclassic.org for more information. The adult club teams will play full-length scrimmages and the boy’s youth teams will play at least three games with 20-minute running halves. All of games have professional officials courtesy of ZLax Referees, and scissor lifts on each field for film courtesy of TJM Rental and Supply, Inc.

Sponsors include: Adrenaline, Core Power, Curtis Lacrosse, Evolution 101.7, Global Players, Harrow, Jam’n 94.5, Kiss 108, Muscle Milk, STX and Tennessee’'s Real BBQ. The Classic will also run a silent auction both days with more than $10,000 worth of donated prizes including Patriots tickets with a VIP pre-game tailgate in the Dana-Farber Field House, vacation packages, spa gift certificates, golf greens fees and more.

Tickets are $10 per day. Children younger than 5 are admitted free. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.northeastclassic.org. Follow us on Facebook for event updates.

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