TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 2/27/14
From Press Release
BALTIMORE – PNC Bank today expanded its support of regional high school lacrosse with the creation of the new PNC Lacrosse Invitational. The annual showcase begins this spring and features two games pairing four of the top 20 nationally ranked boys’ high school lacrosse teams from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.
The inaugural matchups are set for Saturday, March 29, at Loyola University Maryland’s Ridley Athletic Complex. The first game faces off at 5:30 pm between Baltimore’s St. Paul’s School (ranked No. 7 in Warrior/TopLaxRecruits.com Preseason Rankings) and The Haverford School (No. 2) from Philadelphia. The second game pits Baltimore’s McDonogh School (No. 9) against Gonzaga College High School (No. 20) from Washington, D.C. at 7:30 pm.
“Lacrosse is a proud Maryland tradition and this three-year agreement gives PNC another opportunity to support the sport’s heritage and future by bringing together these regional powerhouses,” said Laura Gamble, regional president, PNC Bank, Greater Maryland. “This event brings together top lacrosse programs for an elevated level of competition while giving fans the opportunity to see playoff caliber matchups in mid-season.”
PNC is continuing to sponsor the Interscholastic Athletic Association (IAAM), Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Lacrosse Championships. Since 2010 the bank has contributed nearly $120,000 to the scholarship and athletic programs of area schools that participated in the championship games.
Corrigan Sports Enterprises, Inc., the sports marketing and event management firm that operates other high-profile events in the Baltimore area such as the Baltimore Running Festival and Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, will host the PNC Invitational.
For more information, visit www.pncinvitational.com. Tickets are $8 each for adults and students and provide access to both games. All seats are general admission.
A full article with comments from the coaches of the four teams will be posted tonight
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ABOUT CORRIGAN SPORTS ENTERPRISES
The PNC Invitational is a Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) event. CSE was established in 1991 with the goal of creating, managing and implementing sports and event marketing opportunities for the corporate community. In that time, CSE grew into one of the strongest marketing organizations in the Baltimore/Washington area. In 2010 the addition of the Oakland (Ca.) Running Festival and the partnership with the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) enabled CSE to expand nationally. Other CSE properties include the Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic, Baltimore Running Festival, the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Frederick Running Festival, Pro Beach East Volleyball series, the Baltimore 10 Miler, and the Baltimore Bike Jam, to name a few.