Thanks to all the coaches, players, parents, fans, officials and vendors who participated in the Chapter Challenge this past weekend. The Tournament featured 73 teams and the competition was generally very good! We were blessed by great weather and we hope you enjoyed your time at the Brandywine Polo Field venue and the festival atmosphere.
Thank you, in particular, for your commitment to “Honor the Game.” As you may know and as is our custom, we kept sportsmanship scores for each game in addition to the game scores. We post those scores in a transparent manner to foster a better and more positive culture at our events. We believe lacrosse is a special game, we know you do too. Thanks to our officials for helping us in that regard. Click here for tournament results.
Thanks, too, to the individuals and teams who donated approximately 30 sticks to further the work of the HEADstring Project. The Philadelphia Lacrosse Association will arrange to refurbish the sticks with new lime green HEADstong mesh and give them new life in the hands of new players in the City of Philadelphia. Incidentally, your team can still produce a “Challenge Partner” who can make a contribution to support the work of the PLA. We will leave the “Challenge Partner” registration active for another week in light of a few requests to make a donation after having a positive experience at the event (see Challenge Partners).
We have appreciated the many notes of thanks we received letting us know your teams enjoyed the Chapter Challenge. Please feel free to provide your feedback and/or testimonials using the feedback function on our website, we are always looking for opportunities to make the event even better (see Feedback).
By the way, we are running another tournament (for boys’ teams) in a month and welcome your participation. The 12th Annual Liberty Lacrosse Shootout, which will take place June 6/7 in Malvern, PA) is fast approaching and interested teams are invited to register ASAP (registration ends Friday, May 15th). We hope you can join us at the Shootout, Cradling in the Cradle of Liberty (see Liberty Lacrosse Shootout).
In the meantime, thanks again for your support. Please enjoy the remainder of the season. We certainly hope to see many of you again next year in Mushroom Country at the 4th Annual Chapter Challenge (April 30/May 1, 2016)!!
Co-Directors, Chapter Challenge