By Megan Miller, Editor
TRUSSVILLE – Lacrosse Day is coming to Trussville October 8 from 1-4 p.m. on the lawn of Faith Community Fellowship.
The event is designed to allow those who may have never had a chance to play lacrosse give the sport a try. It is open for boys and girls ages 7-16. All needed equipment to play will be on site and is free for any child who’d like to participate.
Coaches from Birmingham Southern and Berry Colleges will be on hand to work with both new and experienced players.
Although nationwide lacrosse is a growing sport, the growth in the south has taken a little more time. Bill Wills, president of Trussville Lacrosse, said he hopes the event will help to move the sport forward. The sport currently isn’t a sanctioned high school sport, and there are very few colleges in the south that offer collegiate lacrosse.
“We’re trying to get lacrosse out there and give our kids in the area a chance at a scholarship, because it’s the fastest growing sport in the country,” Wills said.
Up to this point the youngest age grouping Trussville Lacrosse has had is 10-11 year-olds, but Wills said when they have enough to create a team, they’d like to create a 7-8 year-old team as well.
Food and drinks will be available and there will be a water balloon battle, give aways and a raffle for an Orca cooler.