Eighth Annual King of the Spring Face-Off Classic set for March 8-12, 2018, in
Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, N.C.
Top high school lacrosse teams to support efforts of Vs. Cancer and the Pediatric
Brain Tumor Foundation
DURHAM, N.C. – The national high school lacrosse spotlight will turn to the Triangle
area of North Carolina once again in March as 40 of the nation's top men's and
women's high school lacrosse teams compete in the 10th annual Brine King of
Spring Face-Off Classic, scheduled for March 8-12, 2018, in the Triangle area of
The complete tournament schedule is available at www.kingofspringlax.com.
"Year 10 has shaped up to be the toughest field of teams in the event’s history. We
have reigning state champions from North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina,
Tennessee, along with the 2017 MIAA [Maryland Interscholastic Athletic
Association] champion all participating this spring," explained Jon Lantzy,
tournament director and Durham Academy boys lacrosse coach. "The King of Spring
has emerged as a one-of- a-kind event in the high school lacrosse community and
has quickly become an annual destination for some of the best programs in the Mid-
Atlantic and Southeast."
"As coaches and educators, we are always looking for meaningful opportunities to
expose our student-athletes to the true meaning of service. We will once again use
this weekend as on opportunity for not only great competition on the field, but a
chance to inspire our student-athletes to use their many talents to make
their communities a better place."
The 2018 tournament will once again support the efforts of the Vs. Cancer
Foundation, a signature fundraising campaign of the Pediatric Brain Tumor
Foundation that aims to cure childhood cancer by directing proceeds to both
national-level research efforts and local pediatric cancer hospitals for patient care.
Learn more about this Raleigh-based organization at www.vs-cancer.org.
Robin Boettcher, chief executive officer of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation,
understands how vital these athletes are to our mission. "We applaud the efforts and
generous spirit of all of the team’s participating in the tournament! They are helping
us provide life-changing support for local children fighting cancer and fund ground-
breaking research into a cure. With the support of these incredible teams, we're
fighting for futures for these kids."
Lantzy is grateful to have the Vs. Cancer as a King of the Spring partner.
"Last year's event was able to raise $37,000 for the Duke University Hospital
Pediatric Cancer Center and Pediatric Brain Tumor Research, which was an amazing
accomplishment by all the participating teams and their immediate and extended
communities," he said. "This year we have set a lofty goal of raising $90,000."
In all, the 41 teams participating in the King of Spring tournament will compete in
45 games on fields around the Triangle over the course of four days.
Games will be played at N.C. Central University's O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium, UNC-
Chapel Hill's Navy Field, the Cardinal Gibbons stadium, Durham County Stadium and
Cedar Falls Park.
Joining host Durham Academy in sponsoring the event are Brine Inc., EmergeOrtho,
Fusion Lacrosse, Lacrosse.com and the newly formed Durham Sports Commission.
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