Israel will be participating in the Philadelphia International Lacrosse Showdown, a four-country cup tournament which will be held May 27-30, 2016.
The event features teams representing Greece, Hungary, Israel and Philippines competing in a round-robin schedule and a set of playoff games competing under modified FIL rules. The tournament is in the Men’s (Senior) division, however, Israel will be fielding a predominantly U-19 team, a common practice in regional international lacrosse events such as ASPAC (Asia-Pacific Region) by international powers such as Australia or Japan.
The primary focus of the event is to raise funds, awareness, and conduct a massive equipment drive for the development of youth lacrosse in the four participating countries. All games are held in the morning to allow participants to spectate at the NCAA Men’s Final Four, which are held the same weekend at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Friday, May 27
6:30 PM – Israel vs Greece
Saturday, May 28
8:30 PM – Israel vs Team HEADstrong (Exhibition game at Iron Lakes Turf Club in Allentown, PA)
Sunday, May 29
9:00 AM – Israel vs Hungary
10:45 AM – Israel vs Philippines
Monday, May 30
9:00/9:15 AM – Final/3rd Place Game
All games will be held at the Shipley School with the exhibition of Saturday night’s exhibition game.
No Pets on Campus
This is not a ticketed event. Suggested donation of $5/day upon entrance with proceeds to support event expenses and the development of lacrosse in Greece, Hungary, Israel and Philippines.
Concessions/BBQ will be open with proceeds to benefit the Shipley lacrosse program.
Burgers, Hotdogs, Philly Steaks, Water, coffee and soft drinks
Main Campus – parking garage
135 N Merion Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Parking lot on Montgomery Ave
831 Montgomery Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
A massive equipment drive will be held at the Israel Lacrosse tailgate at Lot M of the Lincoln Financial Field parking lot. Look for the Israeli flag. Equipment collections will take place on Saturday through Monday prior to or during the games (but not after). Please do not bring donated equipment to Shipley School.