The annual Ware Academy Lacrosse Invitational (WALI) brings together independent schools from across the state for a one-day lacrosse tournament.
Ware Academy will host the 7th Annual Ware Academy Lacrosse Invitational (WALI) Saturday, April 26 on its 19-acre campus, one mile from Gloucester’s historic Courthouse District.
The event is free and open to the public. The first game starts at 9 a.m. with athletes participating from four independent schools from across the state – Ware Academy, Steward School, Norfolk Collegiate, and Walsingham Academy.
“The goal of the Ware Academy Lacrosse Invitational is not just to promote lacrosse, but to also bring together regional teams and the community for a day of positive sportsmanship,” said Ware Academy’s Head of School, Thomas L. Thomas, III. “We’d love for the community to come out and support these athletes.”
And to support the girls’ teams who use the event to raise awareness of and money for breast cancer research. The girls’ arm of the invitational is officially titled a “Cradle for a Cure” event with players wearing pink to raise awareness and selling shirts to raise funds.
LAX World, a supplier of lacrosse equipment, apparel and gear, will be on site, along with Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and breakfast organized by Ware Academy parent, Lisa Revere. Concessions will be available throughout the day as a fundraiser by the Ware Academy Parents Association.
For those that have never experienced lacrosse, this is a great opportunity to introduce oneself to one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S.
“This has been a tremendous event for everyone involved over the past six years,” Thomas said, “and we are looking forward to another great day of lacrosse this year for our students, families and the community.”