Three Big Game at Sun Life Stadium This Saturday

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MIAMI LAKES, Fla.—The Orange Bowl, in conjunction with Sun Life Stadium, will host the 2012 Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic this Saturday, March 3, 2012. Six South Florida high school teams will compete in the one-day, three-game Classic hosted by the Orange Bowl and Sun Life Stadium. The day kicks off with a youth lacrosse clinic at 9:00 a.m. with three games to follow. A full game schedule will be released at a later date.

Tickets to the Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic are general admission and start at $20, which includes all games throughout the day. For every ticket sold through the team players and their school, $5 will be donated back to their respective athletic departments. Tickets to the event go on sale starting Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Ticketmaster.com and the Sun Life Stadium Box Office. For ticket information please visit www.ticketmaster.com or contact the Orange Bowl ticket sales office at (305) 341-4701 or visit www.orangebowl.org.

Led by head coach RJ Dawson, the St. Andrew’s School Scots (Boca Raton, FL) will play the Benjamin School Buccaneers (Palm Beach, FL). Legendary lacrosse star Casey Powell is in his second season as the Director of Lacrosse at St. Andrew’s. The Buccaneers are led by head coach Riordan Cheatham and finished last season with a perfect record.

The Jupiter High School (Jupiter, FL) Warriors will face the Pine Crest Panthers (Fort Lauderdale, FL). The Panthers finished 12-4 last season while Jupiter, finished 11-4 last season.

The Gulliver Prep Raiders (Coral Gables, FL), led by Coach Jim Piggot, will play against the Ransom Everglades Raiders (Coconut Grove, FL), led by Coach Roy Kelly.

The first Orange Bowl Lacrosse Classic builds on the Orange Bowl Committee’s tradition of supporting youth and collegiate sports in South Florida. For 13 years, the Orange Bowl has supported the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Sports Authority, which serves more than 16,000 young football players and cheerleaders in nine youth football leagues spread out across South Florida, from Lake Okeechobee to Key West. Since 1999, the Orange Bowl has invested approximately $4.5 million in youth sports in South Florida.

In addition to its continued support of youth football, the Orange Bowl directly supports locally-based festivals and events, including those that provide participatory opportunities to youth from all over the world, such as the Orange Bowl Sailing Regatta Series, the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, the Orange Bowl Swim Classic, the Orange Bowl Paddle Championships and the Junior Orange Bowl.

For 78 years, the Orange Bowl has been one of South Florida’s leading civic organizations, driving tourism and economic development, while promoting and serving the South Florida community. Inspiring thousands of student athletes every year, the Orange Bowl’s activities help foster youth confidence, celebrate student achievement, engage the community and enhance the South Florida economy.