Akwesasne hosting 2018 Founders CupAugust 8, 2018
Hundreds of junior lacrosse players from across Canada will be in Akwesasne and Cornwall next week to compete in the 2018 Founders Cup national Junior B box lacrosse championship.
There will be representation from teams from British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and the First Nations Lacrosse Association along with the host Mohawk Medicine Men who play out of Massena and feature players from Akwesasne, Cornwall and the surrounding area.
“Between the players, team officials and supporters, we’re expecting 1,000 people (for the tournament),” said Laurie Gardner, one of the tournament organizers.
All of the games will take place at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena on Cornwall Island while the teams and supporters will be staying in Cornwall. During down time between games and practices, there will be plenty of opportunity for the participants to explore the area.
The tournament will feature 16- to 21-year-olds battling it out for the national title and fans can expect to be on the edge of their seats.
“It will be excellent lacrosse,” said Mrs. Gardner. “It’s a big deal for our community to host this event and an even bigger deal for our team that’s still young.”
Teams will begin arriving on Monday, with games starting on Tuesday and continuing through the week leading to the championship game on Saturday, August 18th.
Single game, day pass and full tournament passes are available at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena.
For additional details and the full tournament schedule please visit the 2018 Founders Cup Facebook page.
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Article by Kevin Lajoie